We have unfortunately been forced to interchange lectures 5 (Towards scientific astronomy) and 7 (The past 100 years) due to illness. This means that lecture 5 will be given on 20.2.2018 and lecture 7 on 6.2.2018. Please note that lecture 6 (Evaluation session) will be held normally. We apologize for shaking your worldviews of the historical order of things!
Preliminary work: If you have time, do the preliminary work for the switched lecture 7. If not, no panic, however, it contains useful information so do it in any case after the lecture. The work you have already done for lecture 5 will be useful on 20.2.
Home work: These are of course switched, too. Follow the instructions under “Individual work after the lecture”.
The past 100 years
Learning outcomes of the week
After this week, you should be able to:
- Recognise central paradigm shifts in the scientific and astronomical worldviews in the 19-20th centuries.
- Describe the main physical processes working in stars.
- Outline the life cycle of stars and explain the role of supernovae in the development of life in the Universe.
- Recognise the concepts of redshift and doppler shift in the cosmological context, and explain how they relate to expansion of the Universe.