F0020 Autumn astronomy course

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Václav Glos (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Filip Hroch, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. arch. Petr Kurfürst, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Filip Münz, PhD. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Filip Hroch, Ph.D.
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Supplier department: Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Basic skills in all mathematics, physics and computer work.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 13 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/13, only registered: 0/13, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/13
Course objectives
Understanding of practical observation astronomy on basic level.
Learning outcomes
We hope students will get the following skills:
to understand principles of astronomical observation in optical bands,
to recognise main constellations, bright planets or significant objects on the sky,
to understand work with small optical telescopes, CCD or digital cameras,
to prepare of an observing schedule.
  • Spherical astronomy.
  • Astronomical maps and cartography.
  • Telescopes, astronomical devices.
  • Astronomical software.
  • GREEN, Robin M. Spherical astronomy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. xiv, 520. ISBN 0521317797. info
  • SMART, W. M. Textbook on spherical astronomy. 6th ed., rev. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977. xiii, 431. ISBN 0521291801. info
  • ŠIROKÝ, Jaromír and Miroslava ŠIROKÁ. Základy astronomie v příkladech [Široký, 1977]. Vyd. 3. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1977. 158 s. info
Teaching methods
This course is outlined as a practical introduction to the observational astronomy. Observations with small telescopes (devices) or naked eye are planed. Participants will understand with all the night sky, spherical astronomy, astronomical devices and some data processing.
Assessment methods
The course is finished by the observation (including documentation) of a certain astronomical phenomenon. The observation of Venus at day-light is the typical goal.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, spring 2012 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2020, recent)
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