Credits: 3

Schedule: 03.01.2017 - 04.04.2017

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-IV 2018 - 2019 (spring)
III-IV 2019 - 2020 (spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student can describe the physical background behind the basic celestial phenomena and knows how to take the movement of the Sun and the stars into account in engineering, design and architectural projects. The student recognises the astronomical nature of various historical and architecturally and otherwise significant constructions, ranging from the Stonehenge to sundials and modern observatories. She is able to describe the basics of the current scientific worldview and understands how it has been built over the millennia, and has basic knowledge of the interplay between astronomy and arts, as well as the influence on society and culture in general. 

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic astronomical concepts; influence of astronomy and space sciences to history, civil engineering, architecture and art, and to science and culture in general. For further studies the course ELEC-E4530 Radio astronomy is recommended.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Assessment methods: The course consists of lectures, homework, learning diaries, peer assessment, and excursion.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures (30 h), assignments (32 h), and the learning diary (20 h).

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Online material provided during the course.

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Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

language class 3: English