Observatory Astronomy and Astrophysics

Course Information
TitleΠΑΡΑΤΗΡ. ΑΣΤΡΟΝΟΜΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΤΡΟΦΥΣΙΚΗ / Observatory Astronomy and Astrophysics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorEmmanouil Plionis
Course ID40000314

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mathematics (2014-today)

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses845

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of General Physics and General Mathematics. Knowledge of basic Astronomy desired.
Learning Outcomes
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
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
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.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • 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
Presentations with multi-media material - Use of e-mail for communication and submission of lab papers
Course Organization
Laboratory Work50.2
Reading Assigment50.2
Written assigments
Student Assessment
MODIP - The well established method for evaluation of lecturer, the lecture course and the educational material of the Department of Physic, AUTH, is used as well.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
• Χ. Βάρβογλη, Ι. Σειραδάκη «Εισαγωγή στη σύγχρονη Αστρονομία». 1994, Εκδόσεις Γαρταγάνη • Σ. Αυγολούπη, Ι. Σειραδάκη «Παρατηρησιακή Αστρονομία». 2009, Εκδόσεις Πλανητάριο
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