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Department of Physics
PHYS 563, Observational Radio Astronomy
May 6, 2013
PHYS 563: Observational Radio Astronomy
Instructor: Dr. Esteban D. Araya
2013 Fall Semester
M.W. 3:00 - 4:15 pm
3 Credit hours
Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
Senior students are welcome to take the course!
Contact Dr. Araya for details.
Introduction to the field of radio astronomy. The course focuses on the astrophysical environments and physical mechanisms that generate radio emission in space, the types of radio telescopes currently used in research, and how to reduce and analyze observations conducted with single dish telescopes such as the Arecibo Observatory and interferometers such as the Very Large Array.