Jul 02, 2020  
Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
Catalogue 2020-2021
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ASTR 240 - Observational Astronomy


1 unit(s)
This course introduces the student to a variety of techniques used in the detection and analysis of electromagnetic radiation from astronomical sources. All areas of the electromagnetic spectrum are discussed, with special emphasis on solid-state arrays as used in optical and infrared astronomy. Topics include measurement uncertainty, signal-to-noise estimates, the use of astronomical databases, telescope design and operation, detector design and operation, practical photometry and spectroscopy and data reduction. Students are required to perform a number of nighttime observations at the college observatory. Colette Salyk.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 113  or PHYS 114 , or permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2020/21.

Course Format: CLS



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