ASTRO 361 - Astronomical Techniques
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
ASTRO 201 and one of SI 106, EECS 183, PHYSICS 160/161, or an equivalent python programming experience approved by the Astronomy department advisor.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Topics include astronomical instrumentation, techniques for obtaining observational data, and the reduction and analysis of observations. Emphasis is placed upon obtaining and analyzing data in such fields as astrometry, radio astronomy, and spectroscopy.

Course Requirements:

Students should expect to use ZOOM and online programming environment for data analysis. Some testing will be asynchronous (quizzes) while midterm/final exams will be synchronous online.


ASTRO 361 - Astronomical Techniques
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
Tu 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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003 (LAB)
 In Person
Th 10:00AM - 2:00PM
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004 (LAB)
 In Person
Th 11:00AM - 3:00PM
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