Astro 426/526

Optics and Instrumentation

Fall 2019

 

Class Meeting Times

Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:15pm, Physics and Astronomy Room 184 

 

Textbooks

Measuring the Universe: A Multiwavelength Perspective by George H. Rieke

Practical Statistics for Astronomers by J. V. Wall and C. R. Jenkins

 

 Syllabus

syllabus526_fa2019.pdf

 

WeekLecture MaterialReadingAssignments
1none
2
  • Chapter 1 (pages 1-22), Measuring the Universe
  • COBE FIRAS
3
  • Chapter 2 (pages 25-55), Measuring the Universe
HW #1 posted on Learn, due Sept. 9
4
  • Section 1.4.2, Section 1.5, Measuring the Universe
  • Chapter 3, Measuring the Universe
5
  • Chapter 3, Practical Statistics for Astronomers
HW #2 posted on Learn, due Sept. 25
6
7Midterm Exam Oct 2
8Project proposal due Oct 11 at 5pm (prompt posted on Learn)
9Chapter 9, Practical Statistics for Astronomers
10Proposal Reviews due Oct 23 at 3:30pm (submit on Learn)
11HW # 3 due November 13 at 4pm (posted on Learn)
12
13
14
  • Lecture 24 content posted on Learn
15
16Student project presentations
17Final exam