ASTRO 4410

ASTRO 4410

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

The course covers methods in optical and radio astronomy and selected topics in astrophysics.  Major experiments use techniques chosen from charge-coupled device (CCD) imaging, optical photometry, optical spectroscopy, radiometry and radio spectroscopy.  Observations use the Hartung-Boothroyd Observatory's 24-inch telescope and a 3.8-meter radio telescope on the roof of the Space Sciences Building.  The course covers the fundamentals of astronomical instrumentation and data analysis applied to a wide range of celestial phenomena: asteroids, main-sequence stars, supernova remnants, globular clusters, planetary nebulae, the interstellar medium, OH masers, and galaxies.  Methods include statistical data analysis, artifact and interference excision, Fourier transforms, heterodyned receivers, and software-defined radio.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite or corequisite: PHYS 2214/PHYS 2218 or PHYS 3310 or PHYS 3360, PHYS 3327. Recommended prerequisite or instructors' permission: ASTRO 3310 or ASTRO 3334.  Preference will be given to Astronomy majors and Physics majors with an Astro minor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5367ASTRO 4410  LEC 001