Senior Astronomy & Astrophysics Workshop – 2022 (Grade 10 and upward)

Category : Astrophysics Training Workshops
Rs. 3,500.00
This program mainly targets "Astrophysics". We provide a comprehensive teaching-learning experience with Q and A sessions for students. Selected areas in astronomy will be discussed and model questions will be discussed during this session. Medium is mainly in Sinhala. English medium explanations will be provided if students request. This is an online program conducted via "Zoom". Grade 10 and upward students can participate in this program.

Program syllabus. 

 Celestial mechanics
 Newton’s & Kepler’s Laws
 Properties of an elliptical orbit
 Determination of orbit types
 Hohman transfer orbits
 Barycenter & 2-body problem(Binaries)
 Langrangian points
 Tides
 Roche limit

 Physics of Stars & Planets
 Blackbody radiation
 Luminosity & brightness of a star
 Solar constant
 Luminosity & temperature of a planet
 E=mc2
 Basics of stellar evolution
 Lifetime of a star
 Luminosity – Mass relation of a star
 Luminosity – life time relation of a star
 HR Diagram
 The Sun
 Black holes (Schwarzschild radius)
 Stellar Observations
 Pogson ratio and equation
 Apparent and absolute magnitudes
 Bolometric magnitude and correction
 B-V index and its applications
 Light curves
 Optics & Detectors
 Types of Telescopes
 Powers of a telescope
 FOV
 CCD
 Celestial Coordinate Systems & Times
 Celestial Sphere
 Equatorial, Horizontal, Ecliptic & Galactic Coordinate Systems
 Circumpolar stars

 Apparent motion of the Sun (Equinox and Solstice)
 Seasons on Earth
 Spherical trigonometry & applications
 Hour angle & Local Sidereal Time (LST)
 Rising & setting times
 Sidereal period
 Synodic period
 Solar time
 Sidereal time

 Observational Astronomy
 Constellations
 Asterisms
 Star maps & charts
 DSOs
 Phases of Moon
 Celestial measurements
 Basics of Cosmology




Date and Time : 
Sunday's 07.00 pm - 10.00 pm

Day 01 - 21st August 2022
Day 02 - 28th August 2022
Day 03 - 4th September 2022
Day 04 - 11th September 2022

We are only providing any two recordings out of four sessions. 

Registration deadline: 19th August 2022


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