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Course time table

BEGINNER LEVEL COURSE

 

Course                                  Date                      Time

 ASTR110                              07.12.2019         9.00-10.30am    

ASTR120                               07.12.2019         10.45-12.15am  

ASTR140                               14.12.2019           9.00-10.30am

ASTR121                               14.12.2019           10.45-12.15am

ASTR111                               21.12.2019           9.00-10.30am

ASTR130                               21.12.2019           10.45-12.15am

ASTR131                               27.12.2019           9.00-10.30am

ASTR141                               27.12.2019           10.45-12.15am

Night Camp                         21.12.2018 or  27.12.2019        6.00pm - 6.00am 



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:   General Astronomy





This unit discusses the

importance of studying astronomy, introduction about universe explaining the

place where we live and introduction of 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 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:     Observation





This unit strongly focus on developing

a solid observational understanding of the night sky and how it changes

throughout the year. The course will also cover 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 softwares also

included.





 





Course code- ASTR130

& ASTR131:  Star Formation





In this course, students will be able to study

basic theories of star formation- nebulae, birth of a star, main sequence

stars, final stages of stars, types of stars and H-R diagram. Astrophysics background of stars are not discussed in this

unit and mathematical theories of star formation will be discussed in

intermediate unit.





 





 





 





Course code- ASTR140

& ASTR141:    Rocketry





In this unit students expose to introductory level of rocket

technology. Students will be able to understand about rocket technology, importance

of rocket technology for human kind and important incidents in history. Identification

and explanation of major parts in a rocket and importance of each part will be

discussed. Also this unit will focus on how a rocket work, theories related to

a rockets’ motion; Newton’s laws and the courses of motion, gravity, orbits,

and resistance for air for the motion of a rocket. Also student will be able to

capture sound knowledge of selected space missions started from the launch of Sputnik 1.

Mentioned missions will be discussed focusing on the target and new features

added in these mission to rocket technology advancement. (Apollo mission,

shuttle mission, voyager mission, pathfinder rover, Cassini mission, Curiosity

rover, Rosetta mission, Hubble space telescope, Juno mission, Communication

satellites , GPS satellites, Earth reviewing satellites, International Space

Station, Space Launch System, Space X missions. 



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