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PHY2204 Astronomical Techniques

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 17 May 2022


Pre-requisite: PHY1104 and PHY1911


This course forms a core coursework component for the Bachelor of Science (Astronomical and Space Sciences). The course provides an in-depth introduction to observational astronomy, and the physical concepts and measurements used to understand a broad range of topics in modern astrophysics and uses assignments to develop more general knowledge and skills relating to physical measurements.

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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 17 May 2022