128.029 Astronomy - an Overview
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

Theoretical and Intuitive Understanding of Astronomical Events at the Sky and in the deep Universe Comprehending the scientific (natural philosophic) developments which startet e.g. by THALES of Milet or PTOLEMAIOS ... via KEPLER or NEWTON ... up to PLANCK or HUBBLE ... Discussing the split-up of Astronomy into 10-20 special disciplines (1850-2000) and 50-100 different measuring techniques from classical visual telescope to Spectroscopy, Röntgen Astrophysics, CCD and Space techniques.

Learning facts on Sun and its Energy sources, Solar System, Planets (espec. Mars, Tectonics, Atmospheres, Space probes), Asteroids and possible danger for Life on Earth, Meteorites & Comets, interstellar Dust, Solar wind... Stellar Physics, HR-Diagram, Star development, Giant & Dwarfs, Pulsars, Novae-Supernovae, Black Holes, Galaxies, Super Galaxies etc. up to Cosmology and related questions: Big Bang and Bible? Close or Open Universe... and some Philosophy, Astrology, Life in the Universe etc.

Subject of course

see german content

Additional information

beginning on Friday 2.3.2018, 10:00-11:45, Seminar room 124 (Trakt CB Gußhausstr.27-29, 3.Stock).



Course dates

Fri10:00 - 12:0008.03.2019 - 28.06.2019Seminarraum 124 Lecture
Astronomy - an Overview - Single appointments
Fri08.03.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 124 Lecture
Fri15.03.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 124 Lecture
Fri22.03.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 124 Lecture
Fri29.03.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 124 Lecture
Fri05.04.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 124 Lecture
Fri12.04.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 124 Lecture
Fri03.05.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 124 Lecture
Fri10.05.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 124 Lecture
Fri17.05.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 124 Lecture
Fri24.05.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 124 Lecture
Fri31.05.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 124 Lecture
Fri07.06.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 124 Lecture
Fri14.06.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 124 Lecture
Fri21.06.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 124 Lecture
Fri28.06.201910:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 124 Lecture

Examination modalities

oral (at special questions evtl. freehand sketches or short calculations)

If interested in small Astro projekts (visual and CCD-Astrometry, Zenith Camera, GPS navigation, evt. Asteroids) or a Bachelor thesis, please contact me after a Lecture.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
14.01.2019 00:00 01.04.2019 20:00 31.03.2019 20:00

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Beob.Übung 8.3.19 (abgesagt, 15/24)25.02.2019 00:0008.03.2019 16:00
Beob.Übung 13./14.3.19 (abgesagt, 15/22)08.03.2019 17:0013.03.2019 15:00
Beob.Übung 17.3. um 18:30, 1130 Laverang.4013.03.2019 10:0017.03.2019 15:00
Beob.Übung 31.3. (bei Schönwetter)29.03.2019 15:0031.03.2019 16:00



Lecture notes for this course are available. jeweils aktuell in Vorlesung (1. Semesterhälfte), price 5 Euro; see german Literature list

Previous knowledge

secondary school physics

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses