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Near Earth Objects (NEOs) - Tutorial

Course 0000002137 in SS 2023

General Data

Course Type exercise
Semester Weekly Hours 1 SWS
Organisational Unit Assistant Professorship of Lunar and Planetary Exploration Technologies (Prof. Reiß)
Lecturers Michael Frühauf
Detlef Koschny
Philipp Reiß
Dates Fri, 14:15–15:30, 012

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additional remarks The basic methods and tools for the detection, follow-up observations, and the characterisation of near-Earth objects will be discussed. Different methods to mitigate the threat of a possible asteroid impact will be covered. The different players currently active both in the technical and the political processes related to the topic will be presented. This will include activities at ESA, NASA and other space agencies, universities, and amateur astronomers. The lecture is held in English and is divided into the following teaching units: 1. General introduction (2 hours) 2. From observations to measurements (2 hours) 3. Orbit determination and first impact warning (4 hours) 4. Asteroid physical properties determination (4 hours) 5. Impact effects and consequences (2 hours) 6. Threat mitigation and avoiding an impact (4 hours) 7. Table-top exercise: What to do in a case of an imminent impact threat? (2 hours) 8. Summary (2 hours)
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Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

SemesterTitleLecturersDates
SS 2022 Near Earth Objects (NEOs) - Tutorial Frühauf, M. Koschny, D. Fri, 14:15–15:30, MW 2050
SS 2021 Near Earth Objects (NEOs) - Tutorial Frühauf, M. Grill, L. Koschny, D. Fri, 14:00–15:30, virtuell
SS 2020 Near Earth Objects (NEOs) - Tutorial Grill, L. Koschny, D. Fri, 14:15–15:30, virtuell
and singular or moved dates
SS 2019 Near Earth Objects (NEOs) - Tutorial Grill, L. Koschny, D. Fri, 14:15–15:30, MW 2050
SS 2018 Near Earth Objects (NEOs) - Tutorial Fri, 14:15–15:30, MW 2050
SS 2017 Near Earth Objects (NEOs) - Tutorial Fri, 14:15–15:30, MW 0234
Fri, 14:15–15:30, MW 2050
SS 2016 Near Earth Objects (NEOs) - Tutorial Fri, 14:00–15:30, MW 0234
and singular or moved dates
SS 2015 Near Earth Objects (NEOs) - Tutorial Fri, 14:15–15:15, MW 0234
and singular or moved dates
SS 2014 Near Earth Objects (NEOs) - Tutorial Fri, 14:15–15:15, MW 0234
Fri, 14:30–15:30, MW 0608M
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