ASTR211-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Observational Astronomy

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

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.

Prerequisites

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

Restrictions

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 101
17 Jul - 27 Aug
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 443
17 Jul - 27 Aug
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Mt John Observatory (28/8-1/9)
28 Aug - 3 Sep
01-P2 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Mt John Observatory (28/8-1/9)
28 Aug - 3 Sep
01-P3 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Cass (30/8)
28 Aug - 3 Sep
01-P4 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Mt John Observatory (28/8-1/9)
28 Aug - 3 Sep
01-P5 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Mt John Observatory (28/8-1/9)
28 Aug - 3 Sep
02-P1 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Mt John Observatory
4 Sep - 10 Sep
02-P2 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Mt John Observatory
4 Sep - 10 Sep
02-P3 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Mt John Observatory
4 Sep - 10 Sep
02-P4 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Mt John Observatory
4 Sep - 10 Sep
02-P5 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Mt John Observatory
4 Sep - 10 Sep

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Karen Pollard

Lecturer

Ryan Ridden

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $951.00

International fee $4,750.00

* 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 departments and faculties page .

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