Academic Catalog

ASTR200 INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY

Course Code: 8640200
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 4.0
Department: Astrophysics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. SNAN KAAN YERL
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Scales in the universe, general view of history of astronomy, universal gravitation, Kepler,s Law, properties of light, tools of astronomy, Solar System, planets, moons, minor bodies of the solar system, The Sun, formation and evolution of stars, exploding stars, Milkyway, other galaxies, cosmology.