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PAP308 Special Course in Observational Astronomy, 5 cr 
Code PAP308  Validity 01.08.2010 -
Name Special Course in Observational Astronomy  Abbreviation Special Course 
Scope5 cr   
TypeAdvanced studies
TypeCourse   
  GradingGeneral scale 
  no
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Master's Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences 

Description
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.

 
Timing 

Recommended time/stage of studies for completion: Fundamental and Basic Observational Astronomy courses.

The course will be offered in the fall term, in I and II periods.

 
Learning outcomes 

The students will learn how to reduce their data obtained in Advanced Observational Astronomy course I.

The students will learn the general principles of modern astronomical data reduction.

 
Completion methods 

The course is in the form of computer classes, where students will learn the data reduction tasks using the real data.

 
Prerequisites 

Fundamental and Basic Observational Astronomy courses.

 
Recommended optional studies 

Unix courses.

 
Contents 

Reduction of astronomical images and spectra using IRAF tasks.

 
Activities and teaching methods in support of learning 

Computer classes. Lectures are posted on the course wiki.

 
Assessment practices and criteria 

Performance of the data reduction for the AOA-I course. Grading scale: pass.

 


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Special Course in Observational Astronomy  Lecture Course  Charles Kirkpatrick IV 
09.09.19mon 14.15-16.00
23.09.19 -30.09.19 mon 14.15-16.00
07.10.19 -14.10.19 mon 14.15-16.00
28.10.19mon 14.15-16.00
11.11.19 -09.12.19 mon 14.15-16.00

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