Astronomy Undergraduate Courses • Spring 2019


Radio Astronomy Laboratory - 121

Radio Astronomy Laboratory

121

CCN: TBA

Instructor: Aaron Parsons

TBA 541 Campbell Hall

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 Python language, and high-quality …

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