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280481 VU WM-a-Gal Extragalactic Astronomy (PI) (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 55 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Depending on the Covid situation, the lecture will be hybrid or purely digital. In any case, the very first lecture on March 2nd, 11:30, WILL BE PURELY DIGITAL ON MOODLE VIA BBB LINK. During this first lecture we will explain the assignments to the exercise groups and the time slots for the exercises (depending on the total number of students).
Knowledge of STEOP, Astrophysics I & II required.

Tuesday 02.03. 11:30 - 15:45 Digital
Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 09.03. 11:30 - 15:45 Digital
Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 16.03. 11:30 - 15:45 Digital
Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 23.03. 11:30 - 15:45 Digital
Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 13.04. 11:30 - 15:45 Digital
Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 20.04. 11:30 - 15:45 Digital
Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 27.04. 11:30 - 15:45 Digital
Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 04.05. 11:30 - 15:45 Digital
Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 11.05. 11:30 - 15:45 Digital
Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 18.05. 11:30 - 15:45 Digital
Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 01.06. 11:30 - 15:45 Digital
Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 08.06. 11:30 - 15:45 Digital
Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 15.06. 11:30 - 15:45 Digital
Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17
Tuesday 22.06. 11:30 - 15:45 Digital
Tuesday 29.06. 11:30 - 15:45 Digital
Littrow-Hörsaal Astronomie Sternwarte, Türkenschanzstraße 17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims: Deeper understanding of galaxy properties in the local universe.
Content: Galaxy types and galaxy properties, galaxy groups and clusters, galaxy interactions, stellar populations.
Methods: lectures and poster presentations

Assessment and permitted materials

Mulitple-Choice exam in last lecture week, paper presentations in the exercise groups, attendence. No tools are allowed for the exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The final grade is computed as follows:
60% exam (Grade 1-5, grading scheme is shown below). To successfully complete the lecture it is mandatory to pass the exam (i.e. grade 4 or better).
40% presentations in exercise groups in teams of 2-3 students each; grades 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 or 5.
Attendence: missing more than two exercise groups without excuse results in downgrading by one step for each missed exercise group.
Contributions to all parts of VU are necessary. We will conduct a 2nd exam only for students who failed to pass the 1st exam, probably end of September.
Grading scheme for exam:
below 50% -> grade 5
50% - 62.499% -> grade 4
62.5% - 74.999% -> grade 3
75% - 87.499% -> grade 2
87.5% - 100% -> grade 1

Examination topics

Lectures and scripts. These materials will be available online via Moodle.

Reading list

Binney, James & Tremaine, Scott: Galactic Dynamics (Princeton University Press)
Ferreras, Ignacio: Fundamentals of Galaxy Dynamics, Formation and Evolution (UCL Press)
Schneider, Peter: Extragalaktische Astronomie und Kosmologie, Springer (Heidelberg)

Association in the course directory

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