Tools of Modern Astronomy

AST80018 12.5 Credit Points Off-Campus

Duration

  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • Equivalent to 60 hours

Prerequisites

AST80004 Exploring Stars and the Milky Way or equivalent

Corequisites

 NIL

Aims and objectives

This Unit aims to provide a good understanding of electromagnetic radiation, focusing on both its emission mechanisms and its subsequent detection, with an emphasis on telescopes and their observations. The electromagnetic spectrum from gamma rays to radio waves will be covered.