Undergraduate Course • Spring 2015
Several basic laboratory experiments that concentrate on microwave electronics and techniques; construction of receiving, observing, and data analysis systems for two radioastronomical telescopes, a single-dish 21-cm line system and a 12-GHz interferometer; use of these telescopes for astronomical observing projects including structure of the Milky Way galaxy, precise position measurement of several radio sources, and measurement of the radio brightness distributions of the sun and moon with high angular resolution. There is a heavy emphasis on digital data acquisition, software development in the IDL language, and high-quality written reports.
Radio Astronomy Laboratory
Time & Location:
Tu 6-12A, 541 CAMPBELL
7A-7B; Mathematics 53, 54; Physics 7A-7B-7C; Physics 110B recommended.