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PHY8001 Observational Astronomy

Units : 2
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 : 18 May 2022

Overview

This course forms a core coursework component for the Master of Science (Astronomy). The course provides an in-depth introduction to observational astronomy, 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. Topics include astronomical observing, astrometry, photometry, spectroscopy, telescopes, optics, detectors and data analysis. Additional topics develop technical skills through the use of assignments.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 18 May 2022