AST326Y1: Practical Astronomy

Hours: 
78P

Through experiment and observation, develop the core skills to collect, reduce, and interpret astronomical data.  Develop understanding and usage of telescopes, instruments, and detectors; reduction and analysis methods; simulations and model fitting; data and error analysis. This course is an expanded version of AST325H1 that gives a wider exposure to practical astronomy.

Prerequisite: 

AST221H1, AST222H1 (or equivalent readings; consult the instructor)

Exclusion: 
Recommended Preparation: 

basic programming/scripting, numerical techniques (e.g., through CSC108H1/​ CSC148H1, CSC260H1)

Distribution Requirements: 
Science
Breadth Requirements: 
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)