Students are expected to attend all lectures. Lecture attendance provides students with the opportunity to ask questions about content that will be covered on the final exam.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
There is no single textbook that covers all of the course material in this unit. Appropriate material will be provided during the course. Useful textbooks are listed below.
Recommended Reading/Useful References
Foundations of Astrophysics by Barbara Ryden, Addison-Wesley, (2009)
Observational Astrophysics by Robert C. Smith, Cambridge University Press (1995)
Astrophysical Techniques, C R Kitchin, Institute of Physics Publishing (2003)
Adaptive Optics for Astronomical Telescopes, John W Hardy, Oxford University Press (1998)
Astrophysical quantities, C W Allen, London : Athlone Press (1973) ISBN0485111500e
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This unit is taught through lectures and through undertaking laboratory experiments. Questions during and outside lectures are strongly encouraged in this unit - please do not be afraid to ask as it is likely that your classmates will also want to know the answer.