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2021-2022 Catalog

PHYS 304 Observational Astronomy

A study of the methods used for making astronomical observations and analyzing the data these observations produce. The course examines what can be learned about stars, planets, galaxies, and the Universe through these observations. Topics include radio, infrared, optical, ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma-ray astronomy and observations of neutrinos, cosmic rays, and gravitational waves. Students complete an independent observing or data analysis project. The course parallels PHYS 104 but focuses on observing methods.


PHYS 130, PHYS 215