Introduction Astronomy

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode WBAS007-05
Vaknaam Introduction Astronomy
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Introduction to Astronomy
Leerdoelen Learn the methods of Astronomy: how do we get to know more about very distant objects and how do we interpret their data.
Omschrijving Magnitudes, methods to measure distances, black bodies, spectra of stars, Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, binary stars, methods to measure stellar masses, stellar structure and evolution, the interstellar medium, star formation, the Milky Way and other galaxies, large scale structure, cosmology/Big Bang, the Solar System
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(Mandatory attendance.)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE), Tussentoets (IT)
(Final Grade = 0.3 * exam + 0.1 * mid-exam + 0.4 tutorials + 0.2 group assignments)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator J. Noel-Storr, PhD.
Docent(en) J. Noel-Storr, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Fundamental astronomy (ebook) Hannu Karttunen 9783662530450
Opmerkingen Please note that the book is available as ebook and that it is also available with a discount via the University Library.
This course was registered last year with course code STISTK-10
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Astronomy 1 semester I b keuzegroep
BSc Courses for Exchange Students: Astronomy - Physics - Energy & Environment - semester I b
BSc Physics 1 semester I b keuzegroep