Abstract: The intent of the lecture is to summarize the present status of the X-ray Astronomy. This field of research become quite challenging, and it has evolved with enormous pace. The number of known sources has increased by a factor of thousand, but more important, they now comprise almost all classes of astronomical objects - from planets, moons, and comets, out to clusters of galaxies and quasars. In the era of multi-wavelength astronomy X-ray observations provide insight into extreme physical conditions prevailing in all these sources. I will start with a discussion of instruments and methods, and then continue with the status of galactic and extragalactic X-ray astronomy respectively. I plan to introduce "hands-on" sessions during the lecture.
Assessment: hands-on exam plus presentation.
Credits: 3 ECTS
Program of the studies: Monographic lecture at CAMK PAN (item 3.1 in the program of the studies)
Form: online (Zoom) + in-person (CAMK PAN Warsaw)
Date & time: Thursdays, 10am; first lecture: October 27th
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, PAS