University of Heidelberg

Lecture: Introduction to Astronomy (MVAstro0); WS 2018/19

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.
This lecture is organized as a block course with 2 parts in the time Sep. 17th - 25th and Oct. 4th - Oct. 12th, 2018.

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

Lecture Introduction to Astronomy (V, block) Poster

Time: daily 9:30 - 13:00, Part 1: 17.9. - 25.9., Part 2: 4.10. - 12.10.
Location: nHS (Neuer Hörsaal side-building at 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)


17.9.  Introduction/Fundamentals of Astronomy: Jordan
18.9.  Fundamentals 2: Jordan
19.9.  Sun and Planetary System 1: Jordan
20.9.  Sun an Planetary System 2: Jordan
21.9.  Telescopes and Instruments: Jordan
24.9.  Radiation and stars: Jordan
25.9.  Stellar evolution: Jordan
  4.10.  Milky Way 1: Just
  5.10.  Milky Way 2: Just
  8.10.  Stellardynamics: Just
  9.10.  Normal galaxies: Just
10.10.  Active galaxies, galaxy distribution and global evolution: Just
11.10.  Cosmology: Just
12.10.  Big Bang and world models: Just

Exercises to Introduction to Astronomy

Time: daily 15:30 - 18:30, split in an early and a late group, Part 1: 17.9. - 25.9., Part 2: 4.10. - 12.10.
Location: ARI SR


-> Rules for certificates (CPs)

Astro. lab course in WS18/19

The next astrolab course for completing the Bachelor module WPAstro will take place on 18.2.-22.2.19 or 25.2.-1.3.19 (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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