- Schedule of Classes - September 24, 2023 7:54PM EDT
- Course Catalog - September 24, 2023 7:35PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.
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.
Permission Note Priority given to: Astronomy majors and Physics majors with an Astro minor.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite or corequisite: PHYS 2214 and PHYS 2218 or PHYS 3310 or PHYS 3360, PHYS 3327. Recommended prerequisite: ASTRO 3310 or ASTRO 3334 or permission of instructor.
Distribution Category (PBS-AS, PHS-AS, SDS-AS)
Regular Academic Session. Combined with: ASTRO 6525
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- TR Space Sciences Building 622
- Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
Instruction Mode: In Person
Waitlisted students will be contacted to complete a survey to determine eligibility according to Major preferences and prerequisites.
Nighttime optical observing will be scheduled as weather permits. Lab times will be flexible depending on each student’s schedule.
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