128.029 Astronomy - an Overview
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...
* give an overview on development of Astronomy and her topics,

and will have knowledge 
* on astronomic instruments & methods, 
* on the objects of the solar system and
* of stellar physics & cosmology. 

Subject of course

see german content

Teaching methods

* mainly lecture (overhead & PC projection),
* short exercises and computations
* excursion to Planetarium and Univ.Observatory

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

beginning on Friday 5.3.2021, 10:00–11:45 via Zoom Meeting.

In Presence evtl. in May (dependent on Corona status) in the Freihaus building (Wiedner Hauptstraße 8) / green tract, 2nd floor, Seminarraum DA grün 02 B 



Examination modalities

oral exam at end of Semester

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
18.01.2021 00:00 05.04.2021 20:00 04.04.2021 20:00

Group Registration

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Beob.Übung 19.3. um 18:30, 1130 Laverang.40 - abgesagt12.03.2021 15:0018.03.2021 20:00
Beob.Übung 24.3., 18:30 Sterngarten – abgesagt19.03.2021 15:0023.03.2021 18:00



Lecture notes for this course are available. jeweils aktuell in Vorlesung (1. Semesterhälfte), price 5 Euro; see german Literature list

Previous knowledge

secondary school physics

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses