ASTRON 100 - Methods of Observational Astronomy or return to Course Catalog Search
125880 – Section 001
|Faculty of Arts and Sciences||Astronomy||Douglas Finkbeiner|
|Term||Day and Time||Location|
|Spring 2016-2017 (show academic calendar)||WF 2:00 p.m. - 3:59 p.m.||Northwest Bldg B127 (SEAS)|
4 (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit in Faculty of Arts and Sciences is equivalent to:
Graduate and Undergraduate
In this course we will learn the basic tools of modern astronomical research, including telescopes, detectors, imaging, spectroscopy, and common software. Emphasis will be placed on both the theory behind telescopes and their use, and hands-on experience with real data. Using this basic knowledge we will analyze science-level astronomical data from a wide range of telescopes and review the basic properties of stars, galaxies, and other astronomical objects of interest. The course includes a trip to the F. L. Whipple Observatory on Mount Hopkins, Arizona, to gather data with various telescopes.
Prerequisite: Astronomy 16 OR Astronomy 17
This course is offered each year.
|Eligible for cross-registration|
With permission of instructor/subject to availability
MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.