F2252 Elements of astronomy 2

Faculty of Science
Spring 2011
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. Marek Skarka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Krejčová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jiří Liška, 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.
Thu 12:00–13:50 F3,03015
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
F2252/01: Thu 14:00–14:50 F2,02012, M. Skarka
F2252/02: Mon 16:00–16:50 Fs1,01017, M. Skarka
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
Course objectives
This course is a continuation of the course F1251 (Basic of astronomy 1) and its aim 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.
  • This course follows the course F1251 and the summary of the basic astronomy is completed here. The text(book) is available in pdf form on http://astro.physics.muni.cz or http://www.physics.muni.cz/~zejda/student.html. Older materials on http://vademecum.hvezdarna.cz. Outline: Stars - structure, souce of energy, evolution, demonstration of their activities
  • Solar system. Exoplanets. Formation and evolution of planets, Moon and other small bodies.
  • Our Galaxy - structure, rotation. Types of galaxies. Universe in large scales.
  • Basic cosmology. Architecture of universe. Formation and evolution of universe. Models of universe.
  • Menace from space. Life in universe.
  • http://www.physics.muni.cz/~zejda/student.html
  • POKORNÝ, Zdeněk. Vademecum - Váš průvodce vesmírem. 2006. URL info
Teaching 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.
Assessment methods
Credit will be granted after the processing of practical works and oral converstion, which confirms that student undestands solved problems. At the exam students must passed the written test.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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