PřF:F1251 Elements of astronomy 1 - Course Information
F1251 Elements of astronomy 1Faculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/1/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
- doc. RNDr. Miloslav Zejda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jiří Liška, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marek Skarka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Mikulášek, CSc.
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Miloslav Zejda, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
- Tue 12:00–13:50 F1,01014
- Timetable of Seminar Groups:
F1251/02: Mon 10:00–10:50 F4,03017, M. Skarka
F1251/03: Thu 11:00–11:50 F4,03017, J. Liška
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- Žádné speciální astronomické znalosti nejsou vyžadovány. Každý by měl znát matematiku a fyziku ve středoškolském rozsahu - co je nadto, bude vysvětleno (proto je vhodné i pro studenty prvního semestru a také zaměření jiných než v kombinaci s matematikou a fyzikou).
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- Applied Physics (programme PřF, B-AF, specialization Astrophysics)
- Course objectives
- The aim of this course (and following course F2252 Basic of astronomy 2) is to bring into line and harmonise basic astronomical knowlodge. After this course student is able effectively study following astronomical courses. This course is meant especially to them, who do not have basic astronomical knowledge yet and want to study astrophysics or for all who are interesting in astronomy and astrophysics. It is suitable for advanced amateur astronomers, teachers, editors, popularizers.
- The textbook of the whole course (together with following course F2252) is available in pdf file on http://astro.physics.muni.cz or on http://www.physics.muni.cz/~zejda/student.html. Outline: Historical and terminological lead-in. Astronomy by naked eye.
- Night sky - planets, comets, meteors, satellites. Stars - names, designations, types. Stellar clusters, nebulaes, galaxies.
- Astronomical geography. Astronomical co-ordinates. Time. Motions of stars, Sun, Moon.
- Solar and Moon eclipses. Moon phases. Aspekts. Kepler's laws.
- Radiation - source of information. Doppler's effect. Astronomy by simple instruments. Eye.
- Optical telescopes - mounts, parameters. Radio-, neutrin- and other telescopes. Space telescopes.
- Photometric quantities. Pogson's equations. Bolometric correction. Colour indices.
- Black body radiation. Spectroscopy. Stellar spectra.
- Measuring of distance in universe. Stellar masses, dimensions.
- Structure of stars and planets.
- HR diagram.
- Teaching methods
- lectures, class discussion, laboratory exercises, exercises, homeworks
- Assessment methods
- Classic lectures, practical works and class exercises, added by observations. Written documents for practical works are in textbook on http://astro.physics.muni.cz or http://www.physics.muni.cz/~zejda/student.html. Credit will be granted after the processing of practical exercises, successful passing of two tests and discharging of the participation limit at exercises. At the exam students must pass the written part (test and problems) and oral conversation, which confirms that student understands solved selected practical exercises problems and is able to answer and explain selected question.
- Language of instruction
- Follow-Up Courses
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.