<div><p>S284 is mostly online. We'll provide the study materials, study guide, activities, assignments, forums, online tutorial rooms and other resources, via a dedicated website. It contains many multimedia materials including audio tracks, videos and animations, as well as interactive activities, all of which help aid your understanding.</p><p>Where possible, the materials are also available in other formats ? which<em>may</em>include PDF, EPUB, interactive ebook (EPUB3), Kindle ebook and Microsoft Word ? to enable you to study on the move.</p><p>You'll also receive a printed booklet for S284 ? including extended summaries of the topics, plus the key equations.</p></div>
The Open University is the worlds leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.
Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether youre at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you'll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.
Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
<div><p>This module covers basic astronomy with a modern observational approach. It encompasses two broad themes of 'Stars and Galaxies' and 'Multiwavelength Astronomy'. Starting from cosmic length scales, learn how astronomers measure the Universe ? through spectroscopy, imaging and time-variability. You'll learn about the constituents of stars and galaxies, and study their formation, evolution and rebirth through energetic processes. To finish, revisit the Universe from the perspective of cosmic time scales. Throughout, alongside astronomy, you'll develop your computing, maths and physics skills.</p></div>