Physics and Astronomy College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Basic techniques of observational astronomy, emphasizing practical experience in optical data acquisition and analysis.
Fall and Winter
Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)
PHSCS 228 concurrent enrollment if not completed
Observing with a Telescope and CCD camera
Obtain publication quality astronomical data (photometric data) using a telescope and CCD camera.
Optical Data Reduction and Analysis
Process raw data and extract astrophysically significant information from data about astronomical objects.
Follow professional ethics guidelines in research activities and presentation of results.
Astronomical Written and Verbal Presentation Skills
---Present results in astronomical publication format written in AASTeX. ---Present results in poster form like those at American Astronomical Society meetings. ---Prepare a request for telescope time at a facility outside of BYU