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MPAGS - Astronomy

MPAGS is the Midlands Physics Alliance Graduate School, a joint school which for astronomy purposes comprises Birmingham, Keele, Leicester, Nottingham and Warwick. Below are materials connected to the Warwick MPAGS module "Astrophysical techniques", which is running for 5 weeks starting May 1 2018, with 2 hourly sessions 2 to 4pm and associated assignments.

Home work assignments:

  • Assignment 1: questions related to lecture on observing (01 May 2018). Deadline: 8 May 2018. Related materials: Observing, Astronomical seeing, stellarium
  • Assignment 2: questions related to lecture on CCDs, photometry, and spectroscopy (8 May 2018). Deadline: 18 May 2018. Note: lecture slides are in the linked directory given in the assignment sheet.
  • Assignment 4: data mining. Deadline 5 June 2018.
  • Assignment 3: questions related to lecture on X-ray astronomy (15 May 2018). Deadline: 25 May 2018.
  • Assigmnent 5: questions related to lecture on interferometry. Related materials: slides, iPython notebook. Deadline 9am Mon 11 June 2018.