Astronomy class

   Learn more about the solar system, galaxies and black holes.

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1. Introduction: electromagnetic waves, frequency, spectrum, velocity profiles, powers of ten.

Solar system and extra-solar planets

2. Missions to Mars: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Rovers, Mars Global Surveyor and 2001 Mars Odyssey.

3. Cassini-Huygens: visit Saturn, Titan and Enceladus.

4. Shoemaker Levy 9: collision of a comet with Jupiter.

5. Amateur astronomer images: comet McNaught, Lunar and Solar eclipses, planets... (courtesy M. Luraschi).

6. Exo-planets: planets outside our solar system.

Observatories and Telescopes

7. The Very Large Telescope (VLT) of ESO.

8. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

9. The Infrared Space Telescope (Spitzer).

Galaxies and black holes

10. Galaxies: ellipticals, spirals and mergers of galaxies.

11. Black Holes (BH): end of stellar life, BH formation, BH mass measurments.

12. Gravitational Lensing.

   Nicolas Cretton, Liceo di Lugano 2.