ASTR211-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Observational Astronomy

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


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.


(1) ASTR112; and (2) COSC131 or
COSC121. RP: PHYS285


Recommended Preparation


Please note that the timetable has not been finalised.

Scheduled days and times will be confirmed, following review, on 5th November.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room
18 Jul - 28 Aug
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 111
18 Jul - 28 Aug
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 14:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct

Course Coordinator

Karen Pollard


Byron Engler

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $926.00

International fee $4,563.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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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