The course is intended for Master students in Astrophysics without prior astrophysics education
The course presents an overview of modern astronomy.
The items discussed are: Basic astronomical concepts. The starry sky and how it moves. Astronomical instruments and methods of observation. The Solar System and other planetary systems. The distances and movements of stars. The energy sources and evolution of the Sun and other stars. The interstellar space. The Milky Way and other galaxies. Theories for the formation and evolution of the Universe.
The practical exercises includes observations of the Sun and of the starry sky.