University of Heidelberg

Lecture: Introduction to Astronomy (MVAstro0); WS 2019/20

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. 23th - Oct. 11th, 2019.

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

Lecture Introduction to Astronomy (V, block) Poster

Time: daily 9:30 - 13:00, 23.9. - 11.10.
Location: kHS (Kleiner Hörsaal at Phil.12, 2nd floor)

Registration and Material

Please register for the exercises here (Bachelor and master students, who want to get CPs, need to register)

Please find slides and other material (password restricted) here


23.9.  Introduction/Fundamentals of Astronomy: Jordan
24.9.  Fundamentals 2: Jordan
25.9.  Sun and Planetary System 1: Jordan
26.9.  Sun an Planetary System 2: Jordan
27.9.  Telescopes and Instruments: Jordan
30.9.  Radiation and stars: Jordan
 1.10.  Stellar evolution: Jordan
 2.10.  Milky Way 1: Just
 4.10.  Milky Way 2: Just
 7.10.  Stellardynamics: Just
 8.10.  Normal galaxies: Just
 9.10.  Active galaxies, galaxy distribution and global evolution: Just
10.10.  Cosmology: Just
11.10.  Big Bang and world models: Just

Written exam: (tbd) Fri, 18. Oct. 2019, 14:30 - 16:30, kHS

Exercises to Introduction to Astronomy

Time: daily 15:30 - 18:30, split in an early and a late group, 23.9. - 11.10.
Location: ARI SR
Exercises are planned for 23., 25., 26., 30. Sep. and 2., 4., 8., 9., 10., 11. Oct.
The time slots may be shifted to earlier times (e.g. starting at 14:00) dependent on the requirements of the participants.


-> Rules for certificates (CPs)

Astro. lab course in WS19/20

The next astrolab course for completing the Bachelor module WPAstro will take place on 17.2.-21.2.20 or 24.2.-28.2.20 (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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