After successfuly passing the examinations, students have aqcuired:
- basic and in a few cases advanced knowledge of Astronomy and Astrophysics
- limited knowledge on techniques concerning astronomical observations
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course of Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics, taught in the Department of Mathematics of AUTH, is devided into two parts. The Theoretical part (spherical astronomy, astronomical distances, stellar magnitudes, spectral classification of stars, the Sun and teh solar system) and the Practical part (three Lab exercises (Celestial sphere, Telescopes, Uranography). Students are rquired to present the results of two homeworks, related to lab work in (a) Celestial Sphere and (b) Telescopes. Furthermore they are required to present a short bibliographical thesis (~30 pages) on a subject of astronomical interest.
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
• Χ. Βάρβογλη, Ι. Σειραδάκη «Εισαγωγή στη σύγχρονη Αστρονομία». 1994, Εκδόσεις Γαρταγάνη
• Σ. Αυγολούπη, Ι. Σειραδάκη «Παρατηρησιακή Αστρονομία». 2009, Εκδόσεις Πλανητάριο