Department of Physics AstroLab

Introduction to the AstroLab

The AstroLab is a level 3 option of the BSc/MPhys Physics degree courses (including the BSc/MPhys Physics and Astronomy course) in which students undertake projects in observational astronomy using the telescopes on the roof of the Physics building. The projects are term based and are equivalent to three laboratory sessions of three hours per week over a term. All projects are based on the assumption that observations will be obtained on at least seven evenings during the term. A typical observing session would be three hours.

  • plan their projects
  • make the observations
  • reduce the data
  • analyse the results
  • write a report

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