Observational Astronomy

Astronomy 355/555, Spring 2018, TT 9:00 - 10:15

Location: WTS A30
Yale University
TT 9:00-10:15 AM
Professor: Pieter van Dokkum
pieter.vandokkum at yale.edu
Office hours: by email appointment
264 JWG (Gibbs Lab.)
432-3019
Text: There is no textbook; active class participation is needed.
Note: This class is required for Astronomy graduate students. Class will meet during reading week.
URL: http://www.astro.yale.edu/dokkum/courses/observational/




Tentative schedule


Preliminaries; the night sky

Jan 16:
Jan 18: NO CLASS (Pieter @Berkeley)
Jan 23: NO CLASS (Pieter @Keck)
Jan 25:
Jan 30:

Telescopes, instruments, detectors

Feb 1:
Feb 6: NO CLASS (Pieter @Caltech)
Feb 8:
Feb 13:
Feb 15:
Feb 20:

An imaging observation from start to finish

Feb 22:
Feb 27:
March 1:
March 6:
March 8:
[ spring break ]
March 27:

Beyond imaging

March 29:
April 3:
April 5:
April 10:

Workflow and (more) software

April 12:
April 17:
April 19:

Statistics and error analysis

April 24:
April 26:

Armchair astronomy

May 1:
May 3:

1 more class to be scheduled