University of Calgary

ASPH 307 - Introduction to Observational Astrophysics - Winter 2020

Lectures and practical laboratory sessions in observational astronomy. Students will collect, reduce, and interpret astronomical data, develop an understanding of telescopes, instruments, and detectors; reduction and analysis methods; simulations and model fitting; data and error analysis. Observations will be carried out at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory and/or the main campus.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Astrophysics 213 or 305; one of Physics 211, 221, 227 or Engineering 202; and one of Physics 255, 259 or 323. Also known as: (formerly Astrophysics 507)


This course will be offered next in Winter 2021.
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