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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.


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.


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

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.

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