103-0627-00L  Astro and Gravity Lab

SemesterAutumn Semester 2014
LecturersS. Guillaume, C. Hollenstein
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractKnowledge of up-to-date astro-geodetic methods aiming at the determination of the direction of the local plumb line in terms of astronomical latitude and longitude.
ObjectiveKnowledge of the astro-geodetic methods aiming at the determination of the direction of the local plumb line in terms of astronomical latitude and longitude.
ContentEarth- and space fixed coordinate systems and their changes in time, basic astronomic calculation procedures, time scales, time keeping, transformations, star catalogues, computation of precise apparent places, relevant methods for the determination of latitude/longitude, CCD technique and astrometry, application of deflections of the vertical as regards the geoid determination.
Lecture notesdiv. sources
Literatureadditional literature will be distributed during lectures
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lectures will be given in English in case of need