University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Ast 5201.001

Methods of Experimental Astrophysics

Session: Spring 2020 (1/21-5/04)
Instructor: Patrick Kelly (e-mail: plkelly @
Time: 1115 MWF
Location: Tate Hall B45

Contemporary astronomical techniques and instrumentation. Emphasizes data reduction and analysis, including image processing. Students make astronomical observations at O'Brien Observatory and use department's computing facilities for data analysis. Image processing packages include IRAF, AIPS, IDL, MIRA.

prereq: Upper div CSE or grad or instr consent

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