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 in February 2021, with 2 hourly sessions (see below) and associated assignments.
Sessions will run online, on MS Teams:
Students should also attempt to join the Team associated with this course by clicking here. The meeting links should be accessible to those outside of Warwick as well as those inside. External students will need to be added to the team manually as guests (please email email@example.com with your preferred email/live account detail). Any connection problems should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org who will endeavour to find a solution. Session recordings will be made on a best-effort basis - lecturers are not obliged to replace failed or faulty recordings.
Timetable (note that the second session is offset by 1 day):
|4||Wednesday 3rd Feb||10am-12||Elizabeth Stanway||Observational Astronomy|
|5||Thursday 11th Feb||10am-12||Matteo Brogi / Dan Bayliss||Optical/IR Astronomy - photometry & spectroscopy|
|6||Wednesday 17th Feb||10am-12||Peter Wheatley||X-ray Astronomy|
|7||Wednesday 24th Feb||10am-12||Grant Kennedy||Interferometry|
|8||Wednesday 3rd Mar||10am-12||Joseph Lyman||Data Mining (MP4)|
Home work assignments (May be updated up to day of the session):
- Assignment 1: questions related to lecture on observing. Deadline: Wed 10th Feb, end of. Related materials: seminar material, Astronomical seeing, stellarium
- Assignment 2: questions related to lecture on CCDs, photometry, and spectroscopy. Note: lecture slides are in the linked directory given in the assignment sheet. Deadline: Wed 17th Feb. Please submit via an email to Matteo Brogi and Daniel Bayliss.
- Assignment 3: questions related to lecture on X-ray astronomy. Deadline: Wed 24th Feb, end of. Related materials: Lecture notes