Fall 2022

Observational Techniques

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-337


Connor E. Robinson (Section 01)


An introduction to the techniques of observational astronomy, with emphasis on optical and infrared observations. Students will use the Python computing language to reduce real astronomical data. Topics covered include: astronomical software, observation planning, coordinate and time systems, telescope design and optics, instrumentation and techniques for imaging and photometry, astronomical detectors, digital image processing tools and techniques, and statistical techniques for making astronomical measurements.

Requisite: ASTR 228 is a prerequisite for 337 and consent of instructor. ASTR 228 may be taken concurrently with ASTR 337 subject to consent of instructor. Fall semester. Instructor Robinson.

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: quantitative work, lab work and working in groups

ASTR 337 - LEC

Section 01
Th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SCCE A011


Other years: Offered in Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Fall 2024