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”.
Towards scientific astronomy
6.2.2018 20.2.2018, 14:15 - 16:00
Location: Lecture hall TU1, TUAS/Maarintie 8, Otaniemi campus
Teacher: Anne Lähteenmäki
Corresponding assistant: Linda Mandell
Learning outcomes of the week
After this week, you should be able to:
- Grasp the development of the Hellenistic world view that led to the evolution of modern scientific astronomy, and - curiously- imposed a dead end to the very same thing for hundreds of years.
- Describe the development of the prevalent cosmological hypotheses and observational astronomy until the end of the 19th century.
- Be familiar with the structure of our stellar and galactic neighbourhoods.
- Separate basic types of galaxies and recognise galaxy mergers.