Major Project - Observational Astronomy
Get practical about observing an astronomical project. Focus on astrophotography or CCD imaging. Survey stellar techniques and navigate principles. Justify, summarise and record experimental investigation findings
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- 26 Aug 2019
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Identify the use of astrophotography or CCD imaging in observational astronomy
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a particular aspect of observational astronomy
- Develop and identify a scientific justification which includes a research plan, the project aims, objectives and expected outcomes
- Demonstrate independent research
- Design and create a comprehensive record of research methodologies and references/resources utilised
- Design and create a detailed project report of techniques used, investigations undertaken and conclusions reached
- Design and create a short poster summary of results.
- Students will undertake a substantial amateur observing project using astrophotography and/or CCD imaging techniques
- Each student will work closely with a supervisor assigned to their project, communicating and exchanging drafts via email.
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
- SWI-AST80002-Astrophotography & CCD Imaging
No special requirements
This subject aims to develop:
- knowledge and understanding of the principles involved in a particular aspect or application of astrophotography and/or CCD imaging;
- practical experience in the techniques involved in astrophotography and/or CCD
- imaging; and
- ability to keep a comprehensive record of experimental investigations, to write a detailed summary report of techniques used and investigations undertaken, and to communicate effectively about the outcomes of their work.
- Report (60%)
- Proposal (20%)
- Assignment (20%)
Textbook information is pending.