ASTR 512

Astronomical Instrumentation

Units: 1.5

A multi-wavelength overview of astronomical instrumentation. Practical optics and signal processing (e.g., spread functions, resolution, aberrations, sampling, sources of noise, calibrations). Multiwavelength techniques, including interferometry and adaptive optics. Astronomical detectors. Spectroscopy (long and multi-slit, echelle, Fabry-Perot and integral field units). An overview of current and future ground and space facilities, their design and objectives. Application of theory to practice: designing your own observations and writing telescope proposals.

Graduate course in the Astronomy program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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