ASTR352 is a 0.5 credit upper level astronomy/astrophysics elective, which can be taken alongside the other 0.5 credit upper level Astro elective offered this semester, or as a stand-alone course.

We will cover the basics of modern extragalactic science (a review of our knowledge of the Milky Way and external galaxies) alongside hands on projects involving data science/statistical techniques used to investigate them. Assessment will be highly project based, with regular coding assignments (in python) done during class time, and guided reading of both current, and classic astrophysical literature. Students will leave with an understanding of extragalactic astrophysics as a modern data focused science.