University of Heidelberg

Lecture: Introduction to Astronomy (MVAstro0); WS 2015/16

The lecture is equivalent to the bachelor module parts WPAstro.1+2 during the winter and summer term but requires a higher level of basic physical knowledge.
Nevertheless also motivated 3rd semester BSc students are welcome to participate.
The first part of the lecture is organized as a block course begin of Oct., while the second part takes places weekly during the semester until Nov. 23rd.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Jordan, Prof. Dr. Andreas Just

Written exam: Mon 7.12.15, 15:00 - 17:00, gHS

Lecture Introduction to Astronomy

Part I: (V, block)
Time: 1.10. - 9.10.2015, daily 10 - 13
Location: 2.10.: nHS (lecture hall behind Philosophenweg 12); 5.-9.10.: kHS (small lecture hall at 2nd floor in Phil.12)
Part II: (V, weekly)
Time: Part II: (V) 12.10. - 23.11.2015, Mo 15-18
Location: gHS (big lecture hall in Phil.12)


Part I:   1.10.  Introduction/Fundamentals of Astronomy: Jordan
  2.10.  Fundamentals 2: Jordan
  5.10.  Sun and Planetary System 1: Jordan
  6.10.  Sun an Planetary System 2: Jordan
  7.10.  Telescopes and Instruments: Jordan
  8.10.  Radiation and stars: Jordan
  9.10.  Stellar evolution: Jordan
Part II:
12.10.  --
19.10.  Milky Way 1: Just
26.10.  Milky Way 2, Stellardynamics: Just
  2.11.  Normal galaxies: Just
  9.11.  Active galaxies, galaxy distribution and global evolution: Just
16.11.  Cosmology: Just
23.11.  Big Bang and world models: Just

Registration and Material

Please find slides and other material (password restricted) and the registration for the exercises here (Bachelor and master students, who want to get CPs, need to register)

Exercises to Introduction to Astronomy

Part I:
Time: 5., 6., 9.10.2015, 15:00 - 18:00, split in an early and a late group
Location: ARI SR
Part II:
Time: Wed 21.10. - 25.11.2015, ARI SR
Early: 14:00 - 15:30, groups B,C,G,H,I,J
Late: 15:30 -17:00 groups A,D,E,F,K


-> Rules for certificates (CPs)

Astro. lab course in WS15/16

The next astrolab course for completing the Bachelor module WPAstro will take place on 14.-18.3.16 or 19.-24.3.16 (you may choose one of the 2 weeks). Please register as soon as possible at the registration page.

(Responsible for contents: Andreas Just)
Contact: A. Just
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