ASTRO 3334

ASTRO 3334

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Introduction to the tools of data processing and analysis for research in astronomy.  The course reviews the techniques employed in astrophysical research, both observational and theoretical, to explore the universe.  Methods and strategies of data acquisition and image and signal processing are discussed. Students gain hands-on experience with visualization techniques and methods of error analysis, data fitting, numerical simulation, and data scalability.  Exercises address the processes by which astrophysicists piece together observations made with today's foremost astronomical instruments to solve questions concerning the origin of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe itself.  This course prepares students with the techniques and computing tools necessary to undertake research in astronomy and other data-driven fields.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: two semesters of introductory physics and two semesters of calculus or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS, PHS-AS, SDS-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  8322ASTRO 3334  LEC 001

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lloyd, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  8323ASTRO 3334  LAB 401

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lloyd, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 18148ASTRO 3334  LEC 002

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lloyd, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18149ASTRO 3334  LAB 402

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lloyd, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online