There are two teaching sessions per week.The sessions are complementary, aiming to give theoretical and scientific background, and to provide practical details, such as simulations, assignments, project work, and so on, to enhance the student's understanding.
- The sessions are scheduled for Tuesdays 14-16 and Thursdays 12-14 in room "Simulointilaboratorio (SimLab)" in HTC (Open Innovation House), Maarintie 6.
- The course starts on Tuesday 12.9.2017.
- There is no exam. Evaluation and grading principles will be defined here soon (but they will mostly be based on assignments and project work).
- Contact hours 48 h (2 x 2 h per week).
- Independent work 87 h.
- Observational techniques in astronomy and space physics.
- Scientific payloads of satellites and probes.
- Effect of space environment on instrumentation.
- Life cycle of a space mission: researcher's view.
- Examples of science missions.
- After this course the student knows why and how information about astronomical and solar system phenomena is collected.
- She/he can describe the physical principles on which the scientific instruments onboard satellites and probes are based.
- The student is able to differentiate between various types of instruments and observing techniques and what they are used for, and evaluate which kind of systems are suitable for measuring certain astronomical and solar system phenomena.
- She/he identifies what kinds of effects space environment has on instrumentation and observations.
- The student is able to review the state-of-the-art space instrumentation and its immediate possibilities and challenges.
- She/he can explain the life cycle of a space mission from a researcher's point of view (from long-term planning, such as ESA's Cosmic Vision, to implementation and operation of a space mission, all the way to analysis of the scientific data), and give examples of scientific space missions.