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Astronomy School- Beginner Level (Sinhala Medium)

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    Astronomy School- Beginner Level (Sinhala Medium)

Level: - Beginner level Certificate

Duration:-1 month

Total credit:-01

Medium: - Sinhala

Teaching mode: - face to face 

Duration of each lecture: - 3 hours

Night Sky Observation camp: - Compulsory

Time Table October, 2020

10.10.2020    9.00am -10.30am Introduction to Astronomy & History

            10.45am-12.15pm Introduction to Solar system

17.10.2020    9.00am -10.30am Introduction to Astronomy & History

            10.45am-12.15pm Introduction to Solar system

24.10.2020    9.00am -10.30am Telescope & Observational Astronomy

            10.45am-12.15pm Star Formation & Galaxies

31.10.2020    9.00am -10.30am Star Formation & Galaxies

                    10.45am-12.15pm Solar Observation or Telescope & Observational Astronomy

07.11.2020    9.00am -10.30am Introduction to Astrobiology (1.5hrs)

            10.45am-12.15pm Introduction to space technology(1.5hrs)

6.00pm - 6.00am Night Camp - Date will be informed

Solar observation camp - Date will be informed 


ASTR110 & ASTR111:   Introduction to Astronomy & History (3 Hours)

Importance of studying astronomy

Introduction about universe explaining the place where we live

History of the Solar System-Different civilizations have created different models to explain what the solar system is and how it began, historical models of the solar system and the model.

Ancient Philosophers and modern Astronomers 

Briefly describe of fate of Universe

Overview of General astronomy (Astronomical phenomena)

o Ex: Eclipses, Meteor showers, Seasons and Planetary Configuration, ETC...

ASTR120 & ASTR121:   Telescope & Observational Astronomy (3 Hours)

This unit strongly focuses on developing a solid observational understanding of the night sky and how it changes throughout the year. The course will also cover the study of different types of telescopes, setting up and aligning telescopes, choose observing locations and plan observing sessions, those attending the course should have access to a telescope outside of class time so that students can practice what they have learned in class. Identification of constellation, history of constellation, asterisms, zodiac and coordination systems are covered by this unit. Use of star maps, mobile apps Eg; Stellarium and computer software also included.

ASTR130 & ASTR131:    Star Formation & Galaxies (3 Hours)

In this course, students will be able to study basic theories of star formation- nebulae, the birth of a star, main-sequence stars, final stages of stars, types of stars an H-R diagram. 

Introduction to Galaxies, Hubble Tuning folk, Types of galaxies and our milky way.

Astrophysics background of stars and galaxies are not discussed in this unit and mathematical theories of star formation will be discussed in the certificate courses.

ASTR140 & ASTR141:    Introduction to Solar system (3 Hours)

A study of the Sun and its solar system: planets, satellites, meteors, comets, asteroids; Theories about the structure and origin of the solar system, with emphasis on recent discoveries.

Night Sky Observation camp(12 Hours)

Solar Observation camp(3 Hours)