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Astrophysical Techniques

Conveyners: Andrew Levan, Tom Marsh, Peter Wheatley, Dan Bayliss, Mateo Brogi, Grant Kennedy, Boris Gaensicke

Module Code: AS2

Duration: 5 two hourly sessions

Start Date and Commitments

Provisionally Term 2 2018/19

Module Details

The aim of this module is to introduce the basics of observational astronomy across the electromagnetic spectrum. Lectures will provide an introduction to each area while exercises will provide practical experience. The course will take place over 5 weeks and will cover.

1) Basic observing considerations (visibility, exposure times etc)

2) High energy observing (X-rays, gamma-rays etc)

3) Optical imaging and spectroscopy

4) Radio and sub-mm observations and interferometry

5) Using "Big Data"