AST1010 – Astronomy - a Cosmic Journey
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
- Spring 2018
- Autumn 2017
- Spring 2017
- Autumn 2016
- Spring 2016
- Autumn 2015
- Spring 2015
- Autumn 2014
- Spring 2014
- Autumn 2013
- Spring 2013
- Autumn 2012
- Spring 2012
- Autumn 2011
- Spring 2011
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
This course gives a simple and popular overview of astronomy/astrophysics. The main emphasis is on recent results in this rapidly developing field.
After completing this course:
- you will have knowlege of and can describe the night sky as seen from Earth, and the historical development of the heliocentric world view.
- you will be able to explain phenomena as solar and lunar eclipses, and the tides.
- you will be familiar with and can describe the solar system and the different classes of objects belonging to it, and understand models for how it and other planetary systems are formed.
- you will understand the sun and other stars, their formation and evolution.
- you will have knowledge of the different types of galaxies and their physical properties.
- you will know and be able to describe the Big Bang model of the evolution of the Universe, and understand the arguments for dark matter and dark energy.
Admission to the course
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.
Recommended previous knowledge
This course requires no prior knowledge beyond Higher Education Entrance Qualification.
- 5 credits overlap with FYS0200V.
- 3 credits overlap with AST2000 – Introduction to Astrophysics.
This course has 4 hours of lectures and 4 hours of group sessions each week.
This course has a final written exam, 2 hours, which counts 100% towards the final grade.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in Norwegian. You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course is taught during both spring and autumn semesters, and therefore does not offer a postponed examination.