|Title||ΡΑΔΙΟΑΣΤΡΟΝΟΜΙΑ - ΑΣΤΡΟΝΟΜΙΑ ΣΕ ΜΗ ΟΠΤΙΚΑ ΜΗΚΗ ΚΥΜΑΤΟΣ / Radioastronomy -Astronomy in non Optical Wave Length|
|Cycle / Level||1st / Undergraduate|
Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physics (2012-today)
Registered students: 47
|Academic Year||2019 – 2020|
|Class ID|| |
Course Type 2016-2020
- Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
- Face to face
Digital Course Content
- e-Study Guide https://qa.auth.gr/en/class/1/600159865
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
- Greek (Instruction, Examination)
- English (Examination)
Basic knowledge of General Physics, General Mathematics and basic Astronomy desired.
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
- 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
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.
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)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
o Βιβλίο : ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΡΑΔΙΟΑΣΤΡΟΝΟΜΙΑ, ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ Χ. ΣΕΙΡΑΔΑΚΗΣ o Βιβλίο : ΤΟ ΑΘΕΑΤΟ ΣΥΜΠΑΝ, FIELD G.B., CHAISSON E.J.