|Short Description:||Astronomical Techniques|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||010303 - Astronomy|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||5 March 2021|
Pre-requisite: PHY1104 and PHY1911
It is recommended that students first complete 1st level Astronomy courses prior to study. It is assumed that students will have mathematical skills that are equivalent to MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I.
This course introduces the science, techniques and technology of observational astronomy and astrophysics. Topics include astronomical observing, astrometry, photometry, spectroscopy, telescopes, optics, detectors and data analysis. Additional topics develop technical skills through the use of assignments. Data obtained from USQ's Mt Kent Observatory is made available to students enrolled in this course, to provide an opportunity for learning practical skills used in astronomical and space sciences.
|Semester 1, 2021||Online|