Feb 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog, Volume 78 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog, Volume 78
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ASTR - 380. Observational Astronomy


3 credit(s)
This course provides a hands-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 processing and data visualization; error analysis and curve fitting; data analysis and astrophysical interpretation. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Lab fee. Permission of instructor required.

Equivalent: (Same as PHYS-380)
Attribute: (ATTR: ARTS, PHYS)



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