ASTR 355b / 555: Observational Astronomy

Spring 2022

Description in online course information:

Optics for astronomers. Design and use of optical telescopes, photometers, spectrographs, and detectors for astronomical observations. Introduction to error analysis, concepts of signal-to-noise, and the reduction and analysis of photometric and spectroscopic observations. Prerequisite: one astronomy course numbered above 200, or permission of instructor. Previous experience with computer programming recommended.  QR, SC  RP

ASTR 565: The Evolving Universe

Fall 2022

Description in online course information:

Overview of cosmic history from the formation of the first star to the present day, focusing on direct observations of the high-redshift universe.