ASTR211-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Observational Astronomy

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

Description

A very hands-on course, with the participation of students in tutorials and all of the assessment by way of practical assignments. The syllabus will include: telescopes, CCDs, filters, general image processing methods, astrometry, coordinate systems, time photometry and spectroscopy. Students will also be exposed to astronomy research, including a field trip to the University of Canterbury Mt. John Observatory where students are expected to carry out their own projects.

Pre-requisites

30 points from ASTR112, MATH 100-level, STAT 100-level, PHYS101-102, or
PHYS111. These prerequisites may be replaced by a high level of achievement in NCEA Level 3 Physics and Mathematics with Calculus or
other background as approved by the Head of Department.

Restrictions

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 446 13 Jul - 23 Aug
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 A9 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Meremere 105 Lecture Theatre 5 Oct - 11 Oct
Tutorial B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre 5 Oct - 11 Oct
Tutorial C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Undercroft 101 12 Oct - 18 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Karen Pollard

Lecturer

Michele Bannister

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $900.00

International fee $4,250.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the department and colleges page.

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