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 for three LDs.
- There is also an excursion outside the lecture time, on Thursday 28. February 2019, 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 Tuesday 9.4.2019 at 23:55. The grades and credits are expected by 30.4.2019.
Updates: Lectures 9 & 11 changed place; on 12.3. is a guest lecture by Prof. (emer.) Esko Valtaoja, and Joni's "Modern astronomical worldview" is on 26.3.
||Introduction and cosmic scales||Background, basic celestial mechanics||29.1.
||Celestial mechanics from the ...|
||29.1.||One planet, one sky, one people||Ancient astronomy, from myths to science||19.2.
||12.2.||Towards scientific astronomy|
||19.2.|| Evaluation session (class) [submit the 2nd LD only after this one]
||26.2.||The past 100 years||Modern astronomy, year 2000 ± century||19.3.
||5.3.||Astronomy in the 21st century|
||12.3.||Astrobiology (by Esko Valtaoja)|
|10||19.3.||Art and science fiction||Astronomy and society, art, biology, future, ...||9.4.
|11||26.3.||Modern astronomical worldview|
|12||2.4.||Big open questions|
||9.4.||Evaluation session (online, reserve 2 hours for this during the day)|