AST1010 – Astronomy - a Cosmic Journey
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
- Spring 2021
- Autumn 2020
- Spring 2020
- Autumn 2019
- Spring 2019
- Autumn 2018
- Spring 2018
- Autumn 2017
- Spring 2017
- Autumn 2016
- Spring 2016
- Autumn 2015
- Spring 2015
- Autumn 2014
- Spring 2014
- Autumn 2013
- Spring 2013
- Autumn 2012
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 have knowlege of and can describe the night sky as seen from Earth, and the historical development of the heliocentric world view.
- you can explain phenomena as solar and lunar eclipses, and the tides.
- you are 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 understand the sun and other stars, their formation and evolution.
- you have knowledge of the different types of galaxies and their physical properties.
- you know and can 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.
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.