• Course Code: PHYS356
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution:  (3Cr.:3Lec)
  • Course Type: Departmental Elective (DE)

Course Description

The Scientific Method - Ancient Astronomy - Ptolemaic model of the solar system-Copernican model of the solar system - Birth of modern Astronomy (Copernicus, Brake, Kepler, Galileo, Newton) - Optics and instrumentation-Solar system – plants, minor objects, sun-Stars Astrometry and the HR diagram - Binary stars and clusters-Variable Stars - Nebulae; Novae; Supernovae-Stellar Evolution – galaxies and cosmology. Along with these topics, virtual observational astronomy software must be used with it, as an example, we can use Starry Night software or Project Clea. Field Trip to BAU observatory should be an integrated part of the course.