ASTR 380 - Observational Astronomy

Description
This course provides a hand-on, project-based introduction to the tools and techniques used to acquire and analyze astronomical data. It is intended primarily for Astrophysics majors. Topics covered include: introduction to the techniques of gathering and analyzing astronomical data; telescope design and optics; instrumentation for imaging, photometry and spectroscopy; astronomical detectors; image pro- cessing and data visualization; error analysis and curve fitting, data analysis and astrophysical inter- pretation. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Permission of instructor required. Lab fee. (Same as PHYS- 380) (ATTR: ARTS, PHYS)
Credits
3
Attributes
ARTS, Astronomy elective, No Exam
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2019, Fall 2017
Offered
MW, W, Tu
Avg. Class Size
26
Avg. Sections
2