GEODETIC ASTRONOMY

Course Information
TitleΓΕΩΔΑΙΤΙΚΗ ΑΣΤΡΟΝΟΜΙΑ / GEODETIC ASTRONOMY
CodeΑ18
FacultyEngineering
SchoolRural and Surveying Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorSpyridon Spatalas
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20000875

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Rural and Surveing Engineering

Registered students: 42
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Geodesy and SurveyingCompulsory Courses745
Cadastre, Photogrammetry and CartographyElective Courses745
Transportation and Hydraulic EngineeringElective Courses745

Class Information
Academic Year2015 – 2016
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours8
Class ID
600010602
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of Geodesy
Learning Outcomes
Possibility of determining the astronomical latitude (φ) and longitude (λ) of a position on the surface of the Earth using star observations.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Main subject of Geodetic Astronomy. Apparent motions of stars. Fundamental systems of spherical coordinates. Sidereal and solar time. Time systems. Time and coordinate reductions. Atmospheric refraction and astronomical theodolite orientations. Astronomic determination of geographic latitude, longitude and azimuth. Instrument calibration. Astronomical determinations of first order.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Informative communicatios is performed through emails
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures39
Laboratory Work39
Total78
Student Assessment
Description
Oral examination and continuous evaluation on the final semester assignment
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
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Last Update
19-09-2013