University of Heidelberg

Lecture: Introduction to Astronomy (MVAstro0); WS 2016/17

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. 21st.

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

Lecture Introduction to Astronomy

Part I: (V, block)
Time: 4.10. - 14.10.2016, daily 9:30 - 13
Location: kHS (small lecture hall at 2nd floor in Phil.12)
Part II: (V, weekly)
Time: Part II: (V) 17.10. - 21.11.2016, Mon 14:30 - 18
Location: kHS (small lecture hall at 2nd floor in Phil.12)


Part I:
  4.10.  Introduction/Fundamentals of Astronomy: Jordan
  5.10.  Fundamentals 2: Jordan
  6.10.  Sun and Planetary System 1: Jordan
  7.10.  Sun an Planetary System 2: Jordan
10.10.  Telescopes and Instruments: Jordan
11.10.  Radiation and stars: Jordan
12.10.  Stellar evolution: Jordan
13.10.  Milky Way 1: Just
14.10.  Milky Way 2: Just
Part II:
17.10.  Stellardynamics: Just
24.10.  Normal galaxies: Just
31.10.  Active galaxies, galaxy distribution and global evolution: Just
  7.11.  Cosmology: Just
14.11.  Big Bang and world models: Just
21.11.  Written exam: Jordan/Just

Written exam: Mon 21. Nov. 2016, 14:30 - 16:30, kHS

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: 4. - 14.10.2016, 14:00 - 18:00, split in an early and a late group
Location: ARI SR
Part II:
Time: Wed 19.10. - 16.11.2016, 14:00 - 18:00, split in an early and a late group
Location: ARI SR


-> Rules for certificates (CPs)

Astro. lab course in WS16/17

The next astrolab course for completing the Bachelor module WPAstro will take place on 20.2.-24.2.17 or 27.-3.3.17 (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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