The course timeline is shown
below. There is no exam. Instead, continuous assessment comes in form of
weekly assignments and learning diaries. The three-credit course work
- two evaluation sessions during the exam weeks, with no lecture but other activities, and
- four learning diary submissions (LD), with specific deadlines, and
- participation in peer and self assessment.
- There is also an excursion outside the lecture time, on Thursday 22. February, at 18-20, in Helsinki.
Click here for a graph showing the distribution of workload across the different tasks, and the effect each task has on the final grade.
Final deadline for all course-related work is Monday 9.4.2018 at 08:00. The grades and credits are expected by 30.4.2018.
|(First preliminary work)||Background, basic celestial mechanics||29.1.
||9.1.||Introduction & Solar system
||Celestial mechanics from the ...|
||23.1.||One planet, one sky, one people||Ancient astronomy, from myths to science||19.2.
||6.2.||Towards scientific astronomy|
||13.2.|| Evaluation session (class) [2nd LD only after this one]
||20.2.||The past 100 years||Modern astronomy, year 2000 ± century||12.3.
||27.2.||Astronomy in the 21st century|
||6.3.||Modern astronomical worldview|
|10||13.3.||Art and science fiction||Astronomy and society, art, biology, future, ...||2.4.
|11||20.3.||Astrobiology (by Esko Valtaoja)|
|12||27.3.||Big open questions|
|13||3.4.||Evaluation session (online, reserve 2 hours for this between 08-18)|