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To observe astronomical objects and later to analyze and interpret these observations as well as for developing new astrophysical theories, a basic knowledge of physics and its techniques and methods is necessary. Thus, at German universities, astronomy is part of the regular physics program.
Usually, one starts with the Introduction to Astronomy I (winter terms) and II (summer terms) and the Astronomy Lab course, which is a block course (two weeks, ~15-18 students), offered twice each spring and fall break. This module contains the basics needed for the specialized lectures, about two of which are offered each semester. These specialized lectures include (but are not limited to) X-ray astronomy, Multiwavelength Astronomy, Stars and Interstellar Medium, Active Galactic Nuclei, Astrophysical Radiation Processes, Galaxies and Cosmology, Stellar Physics, Stellar Atmospheres, Binaries and Exoplanets and many others.
Courses of the current term can be found here.
Also, we offer a wide choice of topics for Bachelor and Master Theses as well as “Zulassungsarbeiten” for the future teachers and, of course, dissertations. For more information, please contact the respective professors.