Lecture slides and other materials
Lecture slides and other materials for the theory sessions.
After the lecture and before the practise session, especially see pages 36-38 for suggestions how to get familiar with the night sky and the motion of stars in the sky (planetarium & skymap software, star trail photo material, etc.)
Here are the slides for the cancelled lecture on 16.3.2020. Additional explanations and links have been added.
- A very good book for basic (and Galactic) astronomy is Fundamental Astronomy, written by Karttunen et al., Springer, ISBN: 978-3-540-34143-7 (in Finnish: "Tähtitieteen perusteet", Tähtitieteellinen yhdistys Ursa). Ebook is available for a fee.
Self-learning material for the last lecture of the course, Extragalactic Astronomy. (Note: there will not be any practise session connected to this lecture!)
The pdf consists of "regular lecture slides" with some added notes, plus some extra pages of text that include deeper information related to the material (something that I normally talk during the lectures). At the end, there is a page of some "practise with these" -questions for self-learning.
Attached you can find the comments to several of the exercise sessions that you had with me. Most of the guidelines, and even answers, were discussed during the different lectures, including the last 2 remote lectures.
Nevertheless, I know most of you are eager to have material to recap your knowledge and be sharp as a knife for the exam, so, enjoy this material.