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 5.3., between 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 7.4.2020 at 23:55. The grades and credits are expected by 30.4.2020.
||Introduction and cosmic scales||Background, basic celestial mechanics||28.1.
||Celestial mechanics from the ...|
||28.1.||One planet, one sky, one people||Ancient astronomy, from myths to science||18.2.
||11.2.||Towards scientific astronomy|
||18.2.|| Evaluation session (class) [submit the 2nd LD only after this one]
||25.2.||The past 100 years||Modern astronomy, year 2000 ± century||17.3.
||3.3.||Astronomy in the 21st century|
||10.3.||Modern astronomical worldview
|10||17.3.||Astronomy and culture||Astronomy and society, art, biology, future, ...||7.4.
|11||24.3.||Astrobiology (by Esko Valtaoja)|
|12||31.3.||Big open questions|
||7.4.||Evaluation session (online, reserve 2 hours for this during the day)|