Spring 2018

Observational Astronomy

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-341


Kimberly D. Ward-Duong (Section 01)


An immersive research experience in observational astrophysics for students who have completed ASTR 337. Students begin the semester with a January trip to the WIYN 0.9m telescope on Kitt Peak, AZ, where they collect data that they will use to design and carry out independent research projects. The semester is spent reducing and analyzing the data and preparing scientific results for presentation. Professional techniques of CCD imaging, photometry, astrometry and statistical image analysis are applied using research-grade software. Weekly class seminar meetings are supplemented by individual and team-based tutorial sessions.

Requisites: ASTR 337 and permission of the instructor.  Limited to 12 students.  Not open to first-year students or sophomores.  Spring semester.  Post-doctoral Fellow Ward-Duong.

ASTR 341 - L/D

Section 01
Th 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM MERR 209


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022