Beginner Level Course- English Medium
Course time table
BEGINNER LEVEL COURSE
Course Date Time
ASTR110 08.12.2019 1.00 - 2.30Pm
ASTR140 08.12.2019 2.45 - 4.15Pm
ASTR120 15.12.2019 1.00 - 2.30Pm
ASTR141 15.12.2019 2.45 - 4.15Pm
ASTR111 22.12.2019 1.00 - 2.30Pm
ASTR130 22.12.2019 2.45 - 4.15Pm
ASTR121 28.12.2019 1.00 - 2.30am
ASTR131 28.12.2019 2.45 - 4.15am
Night Camp 15.12.2019 6.00pm - 6.00am
Sun Observation camp 20.12.2019 1.00pm-4.00pm
BEGINNER LEVEL COURSE This course describes our present understanding of the universe and how this knowledge has been obtained.
References: Physics of Solar System Plasma, T.E. Craven, 1997 Introduction to Cosmology, Matt Roots, 3rd edition An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics, Bradley W. Carrol and Dale A. Ostle, 3rd edition The Universe, Roger Freedman, 8th edition Course code- ASTR110 & ASTR111: Introduction to Astronomy & History This unit discusses the importance of studying astronomy, introduction about universe explaining the place where we live and introduction of the solar system: 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
Topics covered in the unit include: General Astronomy
(1) a historical perspective of the changing view of the solar system and wider universe; Observation
(2) astronomical instruments and the physics behind astronomical observations; Star Formation
(3) the physical processes underlying formation, lifespan, evolution and death of stars, the expanding universe and the big bang; and Rocketry (4) history and evolution of rocket technology.
that we accept now, formation and evolution of the sun and the solar system according to the model which is known as the nebula hypothesis. This discussion introduces and explains about star clusters, galaxies, galaxy clusters and superclusters.Course code- ASTR120 & ASTR121: Telescope & Observational Astronomy 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. Course code- ASTR130 & ASTR131: Star Formation 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. Astrophysics background of stars are not discussed in this unit and mathematical theories of star formation will be discussed in the intermediate unit. Course code- ASTR140 & ASTR141: Introduction to Solar system
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.