University of Heidelberg

Lecture: Introduction to Astronomy (MVAstro0); WS 2020/21

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 Oct. 12th - Oct. 30th, 2020.

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

Lecture Introduction to Astronomy (V, block) no Poster

Time: daily 9:30 - 13:00, 12.10. - 30.10. (1 free day)
Location: kHS (Kleiner Hörsaal at Phil.12, 2nd floor) Online, see below.

Registration and Material

Attention: The lecture and exercises will be held online. In order to recieve the login information, it is required to register in advance. If that is not working, please send an email to S. Jordan and inform us, why you cannot register.
Please register (for the exercises you need to register in one of the exercise groups anyway) here.

Please find slides and other material (password restricted) here


12.10.  Introduction/Fundamentals of Astronomy: Jordan
13.10.  Fundamentals 2: Jordan
14.10.  Sun and Planetary System 1: Jordan
15.10.  Sun an Planetary System 2: Jordan
16.10.  Telescopes and Instruments: Jordan
19.10.  Radiation and stars: Jordan
20.10.  Stellar evolution: Jordan
22.10.  Milky Way 1: Just
23.10.  Milky Way 2: Just
26.10.  Stellardynamics: Just
27.10.  Normal galaxies: Just
28.10.  Active galaxies, galaxy distribution and global evolution: Just
29.10.  Cosmology: Just
30.10.  Big Bang and world models: Just

Written exam: Mon, 7. Dec. 2020, 9:00 - 11:00, INF 308 HS2

Exercises to Introduction to Astronomy

Time: daily 14:30 - 17:30, split in an early and a late group, 12.10. - 30.10.
Location: Online
Exercises are planned for: Mon,Wed,Fri each week
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 WS20/21

The next astrolab course for completing the Bachelor module WPAstro will take place on 8.3. - 19.3.21 (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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