Spring 2025

Intro to Data Science with Astronomical Applications

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-200


Daniella C. Bardalez Gagliuffi (Section 01)


The purpose of this course is to introduce data analysis and visualization techniques that will allow students to excel in further coursework in astronomy and other STEM majors. Students will be introduced to how to use the Python programming language to analyze and manipulate data; how to create, interpret, and present visualizations of those data; and how to apply statistical analysis techniques to data. We will sharpen these skills through the lens of astronomical data collection and analysis, though the skills themselves are applicable in many other fields.  The lab component is a half credit course.

Recommended requisite: ASTR 111 or 112 and COSC 111. Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Professor Bardalez Gagliuffi 

How to handle overenrollment: Preference first to sophomores, then first-years, then juniors, then seniors, with special preference within each year to majors in astronomy, physics, then other STEM disciplines, others

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

Cost: $75 ?

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Other years: Offered in Spring 2023, Spring 2025