Observational Astrophysics University of Sao Paulo
The observational activity is one of the pillars of Astrophysics, continuously feeding the theoretical elaboration. Observational training is essential both to researchers who produce the data as to theorists who should know evaluate them critically.
Give to the graduate student fundamental notions of the instrumentation used in Astrophysics, as well as on observational techniques, data acquisition and reduction. In particular, give to the student conditions to plan the use of instrumentation to achieve specific scientific goals.
Tests and practical exercises
Effect of Earth's atmosphere on observations in the optical and infrared; Telescopes and image quality; Effects of the interstellar medium; Detectors; Techniques of radio astronomy; Photometry; Spectroscopy; Elements of polarimetry ; Data acquisition handling; Space astronomy - X-rays
Online Course Requirement
Roberto Dell'Aglio Dias da Costa, Marcos Perez Diaz, Jorge Luis Melendez Moreno
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Email address: http://www.iag.usp.br/international/