This course will
be offered in Fall Term 2013.
Theoretical topics including celestial mechanics,
continuous and line spectra, stellar structure and nucleosynthesis, and
stellar evolution. Observational topics include planning observations,
acquisition of images with a CCD electronic camera, fundamentals of
astronomical image processing, photometry, and stellar spectroscopy using a
variety of software packages.
3180 is an upper year physics/astronomy course
with mathematics & physics prerequisites: Physics
2056 and Mathematics 2000. Physics 2151 is recommended.
projects will be done with the
Grenfell Observatory telescope and its instruments, and will require
students' participation at nightime observing sessions.
- Dr. Douglas Forbes
- Office: AS 3028
- Phone: 637-6295
dforbes at grenfell dot mun dot ca
To Measure the Sky: An
Introduction to Observational Astronomy, Frederick R. Chromey
(2010, Cambridge University Press)