Observational astronomy 300

Module code PHY 300
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Structure of the universe, navigation of the sky, spherical geometry, optical, radio and high energy physics and sources, instruments, practical observational skills, data recording, analysis, interpretation (signal and image processing, noise, calibration, error analysis). Project: A selected project in either optical or radio astronomy, resulting in a formal report and a presentation.

Module credits 36.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites PHY 210, PHY 255 and PHY 263
Contact time 2 discussion classes per week, 2 practicals per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Physics
Period of presentation Semester 1

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