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
- twelve lectures, each with
- preliminary work (reading an article, watching a video, etc.) and
- assignments (short essay, questionnaire, reading, etc., with deadline at the end of the week),
- 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 may be an option for an excursion outside, for visiting the Helsinki Observatory museum. This is to be confirmed.
For workload and other details, see the description "How the course works" (Preliminary work for Lecture 1).
Final deadline for all course-related work is Tuesday 19.4.2022 at 23:55. The grades and credits are expected in early May.
[Update 17.1.2022: LD2 deadline moved from 22.2. → 1.3.]
||Introduction and cosmic scales||Background, basic celestial mechanics||1.2.
||Celestial mechanics from the ...|
||1.2.||One planet, one sky, one people||Ancient astronomy, from myths to science||1.3.
||15.2.||Towards scientific astronomy|
||22.2.|| Evaluation session [submit the 2nd LD only after this one]
||1.3.||The past 100 years||Modern astronomy, astronomy in society||22.3.
||8.3.||Astronomy in the 21st century
||15.3.||Astronomy in art and popular culture
|10||22.3.||Astrobiology (by Esko Valtaoja)||Today's astronomical worldview||12.4.
|11||29.3.||Cosmological view of the world
|12||5.4.||Future, open questions|
||12.4.||Evaluation session (online, reserve 2 hours for this during the day)|
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