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Course Unit Code544-0089/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory type B
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for this course unit
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
TRU0062Mgr. Kamila Truparová Plšková
The subject is divided to several topics such as: Classical Astronomy,
Astrophysics and Spherical Astronomy. There is also paid great attention to
coordinate and temporal systems.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Students will gain an overview of the latest knowledge in the field of astronomy and astrophysics.
Course Contents
1. History of astronomy, constellations, names of stars, data sources
2. Spherical astronomy I
3. Spherical astronomy II
4. Celestial mechnics I
5. Celestial mechnics II
6. Solar system
7. Astrophysics - spectral classification
8. Binary and multiple stars, Galaxy, basic of cosmology
9. Some problems from spherical astronomy
10. Some problemas from celestial mechanics I
11. Some problemas from celestial mechanics II
12. Astronomical time systems
13. Precession and nutation
14. Parallax
15. Some problems of today´s astrophysics
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Sir Norman Lockyer,Science primers Science primers, ed. by Professors Huxley, Roscoe, and Balfour Stewart, D. Appleton, 1885, Michigan
FIXEL JAN, MACHOTKA RADOVAN: Geodetická astronomie a kosmická geodézie I. Brno, 2007.
MELICHER, J. A KOL.: Geodetická astronómia a základy kozmickej geodézie, Alfa Bratislava, 1993.
KULHÁNEK PETR A KOL.: Astronomie a astrofyzika - souvislosti, Nakladatelství Aldebaran, 2018.
THOMSON DONALD B.: Introduction To Geodetic Astronomy. University of New Brunswick, Canada, 1997.
Recommended Reading:
Michael Zeilik: Astronomy: The Evolving Universe, Cambridge University Press, 2002, ISBN 0521800900, 9780521800907,pgs: 552
Marc Leslie Kutner, Astronomy: A Physical Perspective,Cambridge University Press, 2003,ISBN 0521529271, 9780521529273,
pgs: 582

KLECZEK, J.: Velká encyklopedie vesmíru. Academia, Praha, 2002.
KULHÁNEK PETR: Moderní kosmologie. Hvězdárna Valašské Meziříčí, 2011.
ŠIROKÝ JAROMÍR, ŠIROKÁ MIROSLAVA: Základy astronomie v příkladech, SPN Praha, 1973.
HAWKING STEPHEN: Brief Answers to the Big Questions, John Murray Publishers, 2018, 256 stran.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit33 17
        ExaminationExamination67 34