Radioastronomy -Astronomy in non Optical Wave Length

Course Information
TitleΡΑΔΙΟΑΣΤΡΟΝΟΜΙΑ - ΑΣΤΡΟΝΟΜΙΑ ΣΕ ΜΗ ΟΠΤΙΚΑ ΜΗΚΗ ΚΥΜΑΤΟΣ / Radioastronomy -Astronomy in non Optical Wave Length
CodeΑΑΕ101
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNikolaos Stergioulas
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40003066

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physics (2012-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreSpecial Election844

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600100177
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of General Physics, General Mathematics and basic Astronomy desired.
Learning Outcomes
The course attempts to introduce undergraduate students to astronomical knowledge beyond the optical spectrum, so that they get a concise picture of the Universe that surrounds us. - Special mention is given to radioastronomical techniques (single dishes - interferometers) - Students will learn, in some detail, about electromagnetic emission mechanisms (Plank - Synchrotron - ionised gas) - Review of near-Earth and distant radio sources - Formation and evolution of shock waves
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to radio astronomy – Radio telescopes – The radio-Sun and the solar system at radio waves – The radio sky – The centre of our Galaxy – Supernova remnants (Classification, evolution of supernova remnants, shock waves) – HII regions – Neutral hydrogen – Molecular radio astronomy – Infrared astronomy – X-ray and γ-ray astronomy – Radio galaxies and quasars.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Presentations with multi-media material - Use of e-mail for communication and submission of lab papers.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures872.9
Written assigments301
Exams30.1
Total1204
Student Assessment
Description
The well established method for evaluation of lecturer, the lecture course and the educational material of the Department of Physic, AUTH, is used.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
o Βιβλίο [5208]: ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΡΑΔΙΟΑΣΤΡΟΝΟΜΙΑ, ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ Χ. ΣΕΙΡΑΔΑΚΗΣ o Βιβλίο [716]: ΤΟ ΑΘΕΑΤΟ ΣΥΜΠΑΝ, FIELD G.B., CHAISSON E.J.
Last Update
30-09-2016