PHYS 3001 Astroinformatics
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 300916
Coordinator Nicholas Tothill Opens in new window
Description Modern astronomy is strongly driven by large datasets, which require advanced computing procedures to analyse. Students will learn about the science of stars, planets and galaxies; the use of computers in science; and how to formulate and solve challenging problems in modern science using high-level computer skills. These skills are highly transferable to other occupations.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
- Relate modern theories of solar system history to extrasolar planetary systems
- Analyse stellar datasets to detect and characterise exoplanets
- Analyse stellar datasets to find evidence of stellar evolution
- Analyse optical- and radio-astronomical data to create and interpret maps of the Milky Way Galaxy
- Classify external galaxies and explain the significance of their classification
- Analyse the structure of the cosmic microwave background and explain its significance
2. Stellar Astronomy
3. Exoplanetary Astronomy
4. Galactic Astronomy
5. Extragalactic Astronomy
7. Tools and Techniques - Imaging and Mapping
8. Tools and Techniques - Spectroscopy and Datacubes
9. Tools and Techniques - Data acquisition and Data structures
10. Tools and Techniques - Data reduction and fitting
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Practicals||Approx. 400 words each||50||N||Individual|
|Final Exam||2 hours||50||N||Individual|
2022 Semester 2
Parramatta - Victoria Rd
Subject Contact Nicholas Tothill Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.