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Astrophysical Techniques

Conveners: Elizabeth Stanway, Peter Wheatley, Dan Bayliss, Matteo Brogi, Grant Kennedy, Joe Lyman (Warwick)

Module Code: AS2

Duration: 5 two hourly sessions

Start Date and Commitments

Start: Wednesday 3rd Feb, 10:00AM-12:00

End: Week of 1st March

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) Optical imaging and spectroscopy

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

4) Radio and sub-mm observations and interferometry

5) TBC

Module registration

General inquiries (MPAGS Astro contact at Warwick): P-E.Tremblay@warwick.ac.uk