Research Techniques in Observational Astronomy
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ASTR 121. Research Techniques in Observational Astronomy


This course covers many of the research tools used by astronomers. These include instruments used to observe at wavelengths across the electromagnetic spectrum; techniques for photometry, spectroscopy, and interferometry; various methods by which images are processed and data are analyzed; and use of online resources including data archives and bibliographic databases. Students will perform observational and data analysis projects during the semester.
Prerequisite: PHYS 015 ; ASTR 016 .
Natural sciences and engineering.
1 credit.
Spring 2018. Jensen.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy


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