University of Heidelberg

Lecture: Introduction to Astronomy (MVAstro0); WS 2017/18

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. 20st.

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

Lecture Introduction to Astronomy Poster

Part I: (V, block)
Time: 2.10. - 13.10.2017, daily 9:30 - 13
Location: kHS (small lecture hall at 2nd floor in Phil.12)
Part II: (V, weekly)
Time: Part II: (V) 16.10. - 20.11.2016, Mon 14:30 - 18
Location: kHS (small lecture hall at 2nd floor in Phil.12)

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)


Part I:
  2.10.  Introduction/Fundamentals of Astronomy: Jordan
  4.10.  Fundamentals 2: Jordan
  5.10.  Sun and Planetary System 1: Jordan
  6.10.  Sun an Planetary System 2: Jordan
  9.10.  Telescopes and Instruments: Jordan
10.10.  Radiation and stars: Jordan
11.10.  Stellar evolution: Jordan
12.10.  Milky Way 1: Just
13.10.  Milky Way 2: Just
Part II:
16.10.  Stellardynamics: Just
23.10.  Normal galaxies: Just
30.10.  no lecture
  6.11.  Active galaxies, galaxy distribution and global evolution: Just
13.11.  Cosmology: Just
20.11.  Big Bang and world models: Just
27.11.  Written exam: Jordan/Just

Written exam: Mon 27. Nov. 2017, 14:30 - 16:30, kHS

Exercises to Introduction to Astronomy

Part I:
Time: 2. - 13.10.2017, 14:00 - 18:00, split in an early and a late group
Location: ARI SR
Part II:
Time: Wed 18.10. - 22.11.2017, 14:00 - 18:00, split in an early and a late group
Location: ARI SR


-> Rules for certificates (CPs)

Astro. lab course in WS17/18

The next astrolab course for completing the Bachelor module WPAstro will take place on 19.2.-23.2.18 or 26.2.-2.3.18 (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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