La Palma Observation Trip (Capita Selecta, 18/19)
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2018/19 
Vakcode  WMAS13005 
Vaknaam  La Palma Observation Trip (Capita Selecta, 18/19) 
Niveau(s)  master 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester II a 
ECTS  3 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  La Palma Observation Trip (Capita Selecta, tweejaarlijks 2018/2019)  
Leerdoelen  At the end of the course, the student is able to: 1. know what is needed to perform astronomical imaging observations 2. write a scientifically relevant observing proposal 3. calculate the required observing times for his/her proposal 4. perform astronomical observations 5. reduce and analyze his observations 6. present his/her results to the class 7. obtains results of scientific quality 

Omschrijving  The course will start with some preparatory weeks, in which the students learn what is required to observe on a large, 2.5m, telescope in combined lectures/tutorials. The students will write an observing proposal to observe something of their choice. In the second phase all students will go to the Isaac Newton Telescope, where they will all use the telescope in small groups to perform their observations. We aim to achieve high quality observations which possibly can lead to a paper in the astronomical literature. The students will spend about 45 observing nights on the mountain. After having come back, the students will learn how to reduce the data, will analyze them and present their results to the whole group. If no data have been obtained, because of bad weather, literature data will be used, so that the course can be finished in any case. 

Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(16 LC, 80 T, 32 PRC, 12 self study) 

Toetsvorm 
Practisch werk (PR), Presentatie (P)
(50% P, 50% P, 0% PR) 

Vaksoort  master  
Coördinator  prof. dr. R.F. Peletier  
Docent(en)  prof. dr. R.F. Peletier ,prof. dr. S.C. Trager  
Entreevoorwaarden  The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from the Bachelor course Observational Astronomy  
Opmerkingen  Final score = (P1+P2)/2. The students need to obtain a final score of 5.5 or more according to the marking scheme above. If the final mark is 5.5, this will be rounded up to 6.0, which is the pass mark.  
Opgenomen in 
