Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

ASTR 3020 Observation Tech in Astronomy

Prerequisites: MATH 1113 (or higher) and (ASTR 1000 or PHYS 1111 or PHYS 2211). The study of modern techniques used to obtain data and determine the physical properties of astronomical objects. Topics will include the geometry of the sky, electromagnetic radiation, telescopes, modern electronic imaging and spectroscopic devices, and the determination of the physical and statistical properties of stars and galaxies. Offered only in the spring of even years. Physics Capstone. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. Offered only in the spring of even years.