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ASTR UN3646 Observational Astronomy. 3 points.

Prerequisites: one year of general astronomy

Introduction to the basic techniques used in obtaining and analyzing astronomical data. Focus on 'ground-based' methods at optical, infrared, and radio wavelengths. Regular use of the telescope facilities atop the roof of the Pupin Labs. In research projects, students also work on the analysis of data obtained at National Observatories.