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Course Calender

CUSA1045 Discovering the Universe 探索宇宙

Key facts for Summer 2019:

Date:   10, 17, 24 August 2019
31 August 2019* (make-up class)
Time:   10, 17, 24 August 2019: 9:00am – 1:00pm; 2:00 pm – 5:00pm
31 August 2019*: 9:00am – 1:00pm; 2:00 pm – 5:00pm (make-up class)
Tuition Fee:   HKD 3,300.00
Lecturer:   Dr. LEUNG Po Kin
Course Outline:   Download HERE

 

* This date is reserved for make up class in case there is any cancellation of classes due to bad weather or other unexpected factors.


Introduction:

Humans want to explore the universe by looking up into the sky since ancient times. This course offers the outline about the selected phenomena which were observable with naked eye. Upon finishing the course, students will acquire the development of modern astronomy, knowledge of the basic observational features of the sky, and the application of physical principles to astronomy.

The course includes lectures, experiments, and observation sessions. The experiments session is aimed to provide students with hand-on experience in basic physical principles and ideas in Astronomy. Student will have indoor observation of simulated night in class. Outdoor solar observation will be held if weather permits.
人類自古以來已希望通過觀察天文現象來探索身處的宇宙。本課程的設計正旨在概述這些肉眼能見的天象。完成課程的學生會了解當代天文的發展、有關天象的基本知識,以及物理定律在天文學上的應用。

本課程分為講座、實驗,和天文觀察三部份。實驗部份的目的是讓學生有機會親身驗證認識基本科學原理和天文概念。學生在天文觀察部份,可以參與模擬星空觀察。若天氣許可,學生會於室外作太陽的觀察。

 

Organising units:
  • Department of Physics, CUHK
  • Centre for Promoting Science Education, CUHK
Category:   Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing
Learning outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Understand basic astronomical concepts related to observation;
  2. Learn to solve problems related to selected topics;
  3. Gain perspectives in the development of modern astronomy and the application of physics in understanding the universe.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lectures
  2. Lab
  3. Demos
Medium of Instruction:   Cantonese supplemented with English
Assessment:
  1. Short answer test or exam
  2. Lab reports
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s): 1.5
* Certificate or letter of completion will be awarded to students who attain at least 75% attendance and pass the assessment (if applicable)
 
Expected applicants:   Students who are promoting to or studying S4-S6.
Organising period:   Summer 2013; Summer 2014; Summer 2015; Summer 2016; Summer 2017; Summer 2018; Summer 2019
Application method:   SAYT Online application
Date:   7 – 9 August 2019
13 August 2019* (make-up class)
Time:   7 August 2019: 2:00 pm – 5:00pm
8 – 9 August 2019: 9:30am – 12:30pm; 2:00 pm – 5:00pm
13 August 2019*: 9:30am – 12:30pm; 2:00 pm – 5:00pm (make-up class)
Tuition Fee:   HKD 3,000.00
Course Outline:   Download HERE