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UZB 242E - Basic Astronomy

Course Objectives

To introduce the basic concepts, methods, tools of the astronomy and to introduce the properties, formations, evolutions of the celestial objects (asteroids, comets, planets, natural satellites, stars, galaxies and the universe as a whole) to the Astronautical Engineering students who will design systems to study them.

Course Description

Brief history of the Astronomy. Time and length scales. Coordinate frames. Gravitational interaction of the celestial bodies. Properties of the Electromagnetic Radiation. Observation methods and tools. Earth-Moon system. Planets. Asteroids and comets. The Sun. Evolution of the stars. Exoplanets. Galaxy and galaxy groups. Cosmology.

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