Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
PH8113 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Physics Modules for Students of Education
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|120 h||50 h||4 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH8113 is Stephan Paul.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Introduction to teaching Astrophysics in schools.
This module prepares future teachers for teaching the "Lehrplanalternative Astrophysik" in Bavarian high schools. The choice of topics is based on the current Bavarian curriculum for high schools. In the course each topich will be discussed keeping in mind three aspects: what needs to be thought in high-school? What is the current state of research? How can one bring this to the class room in high schools? Please have a look at Chapter 0 on the Moodle page of the module for details.
Basic knowledge of Astrophysics. Some insights into the didactics of Astrophysics.
None, except very basic math skills (logarithm, exponential)
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VU||3||Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics||
Fierlinger, Peter, F.
Assistants: Fierlinger, Katharina, F.
Learning and Teaching Methods
eLearning using Moodle and an Offline question time (Time and place will be chosen by the participants)
Lecture slide-shows with sound via Moodle as well as problem sheets. Questions can be asked via e-mail or chat. Additionally the students can visit an offline question time.
Multimedia PDF with sound
Astrophysics textbooks on introductory level. The TUM library provides several well suited e-books, e.g.
Der neue Kosmos, Unsöld, Albrecht, Springer Verlag, 2015
Einführung in Astronomie und Astrophysik, Hanslmeier, Arnold, 2014
Experimentalphysik 4, Demtroeder, Wolfgang, Springer Verlag, 2014
Astronomie und Astrophysik, Weigert, Alfred, WILEY-VCH, 2009
Kompendium der Astronomie, Keller, Hans-Ulrich, Kosmos Verlag, 2008 (ehemals "Astrowissen")
Abriss der Astronomie, Voigt, Hans-Heinrich, WILEY-VCH, 2012
Teacher's guide of ISB
Handreichung Astrophysik https://www.isb.bayern.de/download/14792/astrophysik.pdf
Bavarian school books
Dieter Beckmann, ``Astrophysik'', C.C. Buchner Verlag, Bamberg, ISBN 978-3-7661-6705-7, 1. Aufl. 15
Metzler Physik 12, Astrophysik, Ausgabe Bayern, hrsg. v. Grehn/Krause, Schroedel Verlag, Braunschweig, ISBN 978-3-507-10703-8, Aufl. 12/Serie A