Compulsory

Astronomy - Astrophysics

CODE
ΑΑΥ201
SEMESTER
5
HOURS per WEEK
4
ECTS CREDITS
7  (Erasmus+ course)
INSTRUCTORS

Nikolaos Stergioulas

Padelis Papadopoulos

Basic principles of positional astronomy - Astronomical coordinates, Position triagle, Measurement of time, Stellar distances - Stellar photometry and stellar magnitudes, Colour indices - Spectra and spectral classification of sstars – Sun, planets and their satellites, minor planets, comets – Basic principles of stellar evolution and final stages of matter – Binary and Variable stars – Characteristics, classification, clusters, and evolution of galaxies – Observations of cosmological importance, theories of creation and evolution of the universe, cosmological models.

Additional suggested literature
  • Μπάνου Γ.Ι.: Γενική Αστρονομία, Ιωάννινα, 1985
  • Harwit M.: Astrophysical Concepts, John Willey, New York, 1973
  • Pasachoff J.M.: Contemporary astronomy, International Thomson Publishing, 1988
  • Freedman R.A., Kaufmann W.J. III: Universe, W.H. Freeman, 2001

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