Course: Astronomy

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Course title Astronomy
Course code KFY/3AS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Blažek Josef, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
- Historical development of ideas about the universe - Fundamentals of celestial mechanics, Kepler's laws and Newtonian mechanics - Electromagnetic radiation, photometric characteristics - Structure of the solar system - Classification of stars, their structure and evolution - Compact objects - white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes - Galaxies, structure of the universe on large scales - Current cosmological ideas about the origin and development of the universe, open questions (dark matter, dark energy, ...)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The aim is to present astronomy as one of the fastest growing science disciplines, which integrates various physical fields (theory of relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, optics, mechanics, ...) and has strong worldview impact. Students will gain basic ideas about the structure of astronomical objects as well as the whole universe, its development and experimental methods applied to its research. They will be able to apply acquired knowledge in the teaching of science disciplines at primary schools.
The graduate of the course will gain basic ideas about the structure and development of the universe and will be able to use this knowledge as a source of ideas and motivations in physics and science teaching at primary school.
Basic knowledge of mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics and optics at the level of secondary school physics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Completion of university subjects concerning general physics: mechanics, optics, atomic and nuclear physics
Recommended literature
  • Kniha astronomie. Praha, 2018. ISBN 978-80242-6217-8.
  • Z. Mikulášek, Z. Pokorný, P. Gabzdyl. Astronomie, 100+1 záludných otázek. AVENTINUM, Praha, 2018. ISBN 978-80-7442-103-7.

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