Optical and Radio Astronomy
|ICRAR Node||University of Western Australia|
|Unit Code||Enrol at UWA in PHYS5510 or PHYS5512 (consult with the UWA Astronomy & Astrophysics Coordinator)|
|Content||This unit describes the general properties of optical and radio telescopes telescopes, imaging and spectroscopic instruments as well as the standard technique to acquire data and convert raw observations into science-ready images. This unit does not stop at the reduction of the data but also illustrates how to derive physical properties of galaxies from observed flux densities and spectral properties. By the end of the unit the student should be able to write an observing proposal, plan and carry out the observations, reduce them in the context of galaxy evolution.|
|Learning Outcomes||In addition to the specific knowledge imparted, students develop skills in critical thinking about physical situations, problem solving and quantitative analysis. In more detail, at the conclusion of this unit, students are able to:
|Assessment||Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows:
Further information will be available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.