2016 Earth and Space Sciences, Laboratory and Field Studies (astronomy)

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Academic unit or major
Basic science and technology courses
Instructor(s)
Sato Bunei  Omiya Masashi  Konishi Mihoko  Kezuka Kazuhiro 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive (石川台2号館)  
Group
A
Course number
LAS.A112
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course will be a laboratory work of observing extrasolar planets using a telescope and a CCD camera. Students will obtain and analyze observational data by themselves, and derive physical properties of extrasolar planets from the data. This course will provide students a chance to work on astronomical observations going one step beyond just stargazing.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand basics of photometric observations using a telescope and a CCD camera.
2) Understand transit technique as a method to detect extrasolar planets, and analyze the observational data.

Keywords

astronomical observation, extrasolar planets

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

The course consists of lectures (1-2 times), observations (2 times), and data analysis (2 times). The observations will be conducted from 16:30pm to 22:00pm.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Extrasolar planets, photometric observation
Class 2 Lecture telescope, CCD camera
Class 3 Observation 1 Operation of instruments
Class 4 Observation 2 Operation of instruments
Class 5 Data analysis 1 Data reduction of CCD data
Class 6 Data anlaysis 2 Derive physical properties of extrasolar planets

Textbook(s)

None

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Reference books and course materials are introduced during the course.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students must attend observations and data analysis. Students' knowledge of photometry, data analysis, and transit techqniue will assessed by final report (100%).

Related courses

  • LAS.A101 : Earth and Space Sciences A
  • LAS.A102 : Earth and Space Sciences B
  • LAS.A110 : Earth and Space Sciences, Laboratory and Field Studies (geophysics)
  • LAS.A111 : Earth and Space Sciences, Laboratory and Field Studies (earth materials)

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None

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