ASTR211-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Observational Astronomy

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024

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 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
15 Jul - 25 Aug
Computer Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Drop in Class A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Monday 09:00 - 23:55 Mt John Observatory
26 Aug - 1 Sep
01-P2 Tuesday 00:00 - 00:00 Mt John Observatory
26 Aug - 1 Sep
01-P3 Wednesday 00:00 - 00:00 Mt John Observatory
26 Aug - 1 Sep
01-P4 Thursday 00:00 - 00:00 Mt John Observatory
26 Aug - 1 Sep
01-P5 Friday 00:00 - 09:00 Mt John Observatory
26 Aug - 1 Sep
02-P1 Monday 09:00 - 23:55 Mt John Observatory
2 Sep - 8 Sep
02-P2 Tuesday 00:00 - 00:00 Mt John Observatory
2 Sep - 8 Sep
02-P3 Wednesday 00:00 - 00:00 Mt John Observatory
2 Sep - 8 Sep
02-P4 Thursday 00:00 - 00:00 Mt John Observatory
2 Sep - 8 Sep
02-P5 Friday 00:00 - 09:00 Mt John Observatory
2 Sep - 8 Sep

Course Coordinator

Michele Bannister

Lecturer

Ryan Ridden

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $978.00

International fee $4,988.00

* 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 .

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