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PAP307 Advanced Course in Observational Astronomy II, 5 cr 
Code PAP307  Validity 01.01.1900 -
Name Advanced Course in Observational Astronomy II  Abbreviation Advanced Course 
Scope5 cr   
TypeAdvanced studies
  GradingGeneral scale 
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Master's Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences 

Target group 

Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences is responsible for the course.

Module where the course belongs to:

  • PAP300 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences
    Optional for:
    1. Study Track in Astrophysical Sciences

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.


Recommended time/stage of studies for completion: basic and fundamental observational astronomy courses shall be completed.

The course will be offered in the spring term, in III and IV periods.

Learning outcomes 

Course is aiming to enhance the knowledge of instrumentation, data reduction and available data of European Southern Observatory (ESO).

Completion methods 

Report on the data reduction performed during the course


Fundamental and Basic Observational Astronomy courses.

Recommended optional studies 

Unix operational system.


One day long block lectures scheduled between University of Helsinki and the Turku University.

Activities and teaching methods in support of learning 

Students will learn how to use and use the ESO data reduction software.

Assessment practices and criteria 

Grading scale 1-5.


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