Module Code: AA3051

Module Tutor: Dan Holdsworth

Next Run Date: Sep 2024

Module Credits: 20

In this module you will explore a selection of topics that are drawn from projects regarded as ‘cutting edge research’ in astronomy or astrophysics. Examples include the insights into galaxy formation in the early universe, drawing on recent results from space-based telescopes and state-of-the-art numerical simulations, and the discovery and characterisation of extrasolar planets.

Your work takes the form of a number of mini-seminars that are used to seed discussion amongst students on the module.

Recommended Text Book(s)

Northedge, A., Thomas, J., Lane, A., & Peasgood, A., 1997, The Sciences Good Study Guide, The Open University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0749234119 ; ISBN-10: 0749234113,  £13.99.

Alley, M., 2013,  The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid, Springer. ISBN-13: 978-1441982780 ; ISBN-10: 1441982787, £26.72.
Alley, M., 2018, The Craft of Scientific Writing. Springer. ISBN-10: 1441982876, £14.92.