Introduction to space

Content:
Basics of astronomy and space physics.
Building blocks and central properties of the universe and the solar system.
Emission mechanisms
Coordinate systems.
Celestial mechanics & orbits.
Observations of astronomical and solar system phenomena.
Space technology and missions.
Space science and technology research and education at Aalto University.
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Schedule:

Teaching time:

Daytime

Location:

Espoo

Topic:

Electrical engineering

Form of learning:

On-campus

Provider:

Aalto University Open University

Level:

Advanced

Credits:

5 By Aalto University (ECTS)

Fee:

€ 75.00

Course description

Learning Outcomes

  • After the course the student has the basic knowledge of astronomy, space physics and space technology that are needed for further studies.
  • The student knows the structure and central physical properties of the universe and the solar system, and the objects contained in them.
  • She/he identifies the basic concepts and tools of astronomy and space physics, and is able to solve simple problems related to them.
  • The student can list what kind of observations can be made of astronomical and solar system phenomena, and what is the motivation behind such efforts.
  • She/he can compute simple orbits of satellites using celestial and orbital mechanics, and can apply various celestial coordinate systems.
  • The student recognises the basic vocabulary used in space science and technology, and how Aalto University is situated in the national and international space research scenes.
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