Observational Astronomy

Course Information
TitleΠΑΡΑΤΗΡΗΣΙΑΚΗ ΑΣΤΡΟΝΟΜΙΑ / Observational Astronomy
CodeΑΑΕ601
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorEmmanouil Plionis
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40003058

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreBasic Election845

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600100181
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
During this course, the students: - will have a first hands-on experience with a telescope - will obtain an overview of the basic techniques in observational astronomy - will familiarize themselves with data reduction methods using real data as well as on the use of related specialized software
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course is composed of a 3-hr lecture and additional compulsory lab-work of 2 hr (minimum) per week. The topics treated include: - The Celestial Sphere - Telescopes - Solar observations - Lunar Observations - Planets and satellites observations - Recognizing Constellations and Celestial objects - Measuring Astronomical Distances I (The Hyades open cluster) - Measuring Astronomical Distances II (The M15 globular cluster and the H-R diagram) - Measuring Astronomical Distances III (galaxies) - Photometry (photographic and CCD) - Spectroscopy - Classification of Galaxies (using the Palomar atlas)
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures58.52.0
Laboratory Work58.52.0
Written assigments301
Exams30.1
Total1505
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΠΑΡΑΤΗΡΗΣΙΑΚΗ ΑΣΤΡΟΝΟΜΙΑ, ΣΤ. ΑΥΓΟΛΟΥΠΗΣ, I. ΣΕΙΡΑΔΑΚΗΣ, ΠΛΑΝΗΤΑΡΙΟ
Last Update
30-06-2016