Advanced Observational Astronomy

Advanced Observational Astronomy
Advanced techniques of observational astronomy, emphasizing knowledge and skills necessary to carry out observational scientific investigation in astronomy.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPHSCS 427 & PHSCS 428
 ProgramsContaining PHSCS 529
Course Outcomes

Robotic and Remote telescopes

Program an observing schedule into a remote/robotic telescope system to acquire high quality data.

Optical Astronomy

Reduce all-sky photometric astronomical data in multiple filters.

Infared Observations

Process and analyze infrared astronomical data sets.

Radio Astronomy

Obtain, process, and analyze radio data on astronomical objects.

Spectroscopic Observations

Reduce raw astronomical spectroscopic data to 1D wavelength calibrated stectra and calculate astrophysically important data from those spectra.

Multi-wavelength Observations

Describe observing programs that require multi-wavelength observing programs.