Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Astronomy FBE 305 5 2 + 0 2 3
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. AYSUN ÖZTUNA KAPLAN
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. AYSUN ÖZTUNA KAPLAN,
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

To arouse students' interest and lead them to work in Astronomy area.

Course Content

The meaning of astronomy, basic concepts, units in astronomy; branches of astronomy, historical development; Contribution of different civilizations to astronomy, tools used in astronomy; Solar system, solar system models from past to present, movements of the earth, moon and sun; Keppler's laws, time-calendar-seasons, elements of the solar system, stars, the sun as a star, the sky coordinate system, constellations, galaxies, the milky way galaxy, the universe and the structure of the universe, the formation of the universe and the universe models from the past to the present, space technologies and their reflections on daily life. 

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Defines the basic concepts related to astronomy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
2 Compares the astronomical ideas put forward throughout history. Case Study, Group Study, Discussion, Question-Answer, Testing,
3 Solves the problems related to Kepler's Laws. Self Study, Drilland Practice, Testing,
4 Recognizes the general structure of the universe. Simulation, Group Study, Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
5 Discusses the ideas about the creation and future of the universe. Discussion, Homework, Testing,
6 Discusses about present-day space exploration. Six Hat Methods, Discussion, Question-Answer, Homework, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The meaning of astronomy, basic concepts, units in astronomy
2 Branches of astronomy, historical development; Contribution of different civilizations to astronomy
3 Tools used in astronomy
4 Solar system, solar system models from past to present, movements of the earth, moon and sun
5 Solar system, solar system models from past to present, movements of the earth, moon and sun
6 Kepler's laws
7 Kepler's laws
8 Time-calendar-seasons, elements of the solar system
9 Stars, the sun as a star, the sky coordinate system, constellations
10 Galaxies, the milky way galaxy
11 The universe and the structure of the universe, the formation of the universe and the universe models from the past to the present
12 The universe and the structure of the universe, the formation of the universe and the universe models from the past to the present
13 Space technologies and their reflections on daily life
14 Space technologies and their reflections on daily life
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

İSTANBUL ÜNİVERSİTESİ ASTRONOMİ VE UZAY BİLİMLERİ BÖLÜMÜ İNTERNET ADRESİ: http://www.istanbul.edu.tr/fen/astronomy/
TÜ ASTRONOMİ KULÜBÜ İNTERNET ADRESİ: http://www.astronomi.itu.edu.tr/
ERCİYES ÜNİVERSİTESİ ASTRONOMİ KULÜBÜ İNTERNET ADRESİ: http://aster.erciyes.edu.tr/
TÜRK ASTRONOMİ DERNEĞİ: http://www.tad.org.tr/
İSTANBUL ÜNİVERSİTESİ ASTRONOMİ ÖĞRENCİLERİ PLATFORMU: http://www.iuastronomi.org/
 http://www.gokbilim.com/dergi/
http://www.biltek.tubitak.gov.tr/gelisim/gokbilim/
http://www.biltek.tubitak.gov.tr/pdf/tugson.pdf
http://astroa.physics.metu.edu.tr/
Atkinson (1998). Astronomi. Ankara: TÜBİTAK Yayınları; Astronomi ve Yer Bilimleri.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 X
2 X
3 X
4 X
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6 X
7 X
8 X
9
10
11 X
12
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15 X
16 X
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18 X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Ödev 20
2. Ödev 20
3. Ödev 20
Total 100
1. Final 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Quiz 3 4 12
Final examination 1 7 7
Total Workload 72
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 2.88
dersAKTSKredisi 3