Laboratory Practice in Astronomy
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Astronoomia praktikum
Course title in English
Laboratory Practice in Astronomy
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
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Course aims
Allow students to deepen their understanding of astronomy development field, creating opportunities to control the pattern of real and practical tasks through observation.
Brief description of the course
Constellations,Telescopes, and these types of accessories, the telescope and safety-related terms. Determination of characteristics of the telescope, GoTo telescope, Telescope optics. Energy balance of the earth, the seasons. Time in astronomy. Moon and its observation. Planets and their observation. The sun and its observation. Variable Stars. Pulsar. Galaxies and their classification. Measuring distances in astronomy.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows the different telescopes, can set up and perform the functions of telescope in outdoor practice ;
- is familiar with the night sky, the movement regularities and survey techniques;
- relates the theory learned from actual observations in astronomy;
- is able to solve complex tasks in astronomy.
dotsent Katrin Laas PhD
Prerequisite course 1