Recent developments in one field of astronomy or astrophysics.
Practical IDL programming and data analysis skills applicable to undergraduates doing research in Astronomy.
Student learning goals
Reading and Writing data with IDL
Basic photometry and spectroscopy with IDL
Writing efficient programs for data analysis
Making useful scientific figures
General method of instruction
1 hour of guided programming in lab on Tuesdays, extra lab session with TA available on Thursdays.
Students should have taken Astr 300 and have a basic familiarity with Astronomy department Linux computers.
Class assignments and grading
Grades will be based on completion of 7 equally weighted labs