Univ. Bremen
Prof. C. Lämmerzahl
Space Telescopes
(S2, elective, 3 ECTS)
Learning Outcomes:Participants are able to understand the basic aspects of science cases for several space telescopes and mission scenarios.
Knowledge and Understanding:

Applying Knowledge and Understanding:
ProgramThe course will introduce completed and planned space telescope missions, payloads and instruments Possible space telescopes, which will be discussed are (i) Hubble Space Telescope, (ii) James Webb Space Telescope, (iii) Telescopes searching for Exo-planets such as Kepler or PLATO (iv) X-Ray telescopes such as Chandra, XMMNewton and Athena (v) Gamma-Ray Telescopes such as Fermi and INTEGRAL (vi) CMB observatories such as Planck (vii) LISA for the observation of gravitational waves The aim is to discuss for each Space Telescope the science objectives of the mission the mission scenario and operational aspects the design of the telescope and requirements driving the design the instruments and the underlying technologies
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Adopted TextbooksA list of references will be provided at the start of the semester.
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