After the finished course the student is expected to * have a knowledge about experimental methods and instruments used for modern astronomical observations * prove the practical, as well as theoretical, skills necessary to perform observations at major international facilities * show preparatory practical skills in how to perform data reductions and analysis of observational data
Telescopes. Astronomical coordinatesystems. Modern optical and mechanical telescope design. Active and adaptive optics. Direct imaging and photometry. Digital detectors. Spectroscopy. Interferometry. Observational strategies and data reduction.
Lectures, exercises and laboratory exercises.
Fullfilled attendance requirements. Final written exam in the form of writing part of an application for observing time at a telescope, motsvarande 6 credits. Presentations, motsvarande 2 credits and passed exercises, motsvarande 2 credits. The final grade on the course depends on the student's commitment and understanding of the subject.