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1. Course title

Havaitsevan tähtitieteen jatkokurssi II
Fortsättningskurs i observerande astronomi II
Advanced Course in Observational Astronomy II

2. Course code


Aikaisemmat leikkaavat opintojaksot 53941 Havaitsevan tähtitieteen jatkokurssi II, 5 op

3. Course status: optional

-Which degree programme is responsible for the course?
Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences      

-Which module does the course belong to?
PAP300 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences (optional for Study Track in Astrophysical Sciences)

-Is the course available to students from other degree programmes?

4. Course level (first-, second-, third-cycle/EQF levels 6, 7 and 8)

Master’s level, degree programmes in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine = secondcycle
degree/EQF level 7
Doctoral level = third-cycle (doctoral) degree/EQF level 8

-Does the course belong to basic, intermediate or advanced studies (cf. Government Decree
on University Degrees)?
Advanced studies

5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion

Basic and fundamental observational astronomy courses shall be completed.

6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered

The course will be offered in the spring term, in III and IV periods.

7. Scope of the course in credits

5 cr

8. Teacher coordinating the course

Alexis Finoguenov

9. Course learning outcomes


Course is aiming to enhance the knowledge of instrumentation, data reduction and available data of European Southern Observatory (ESO). 


10. Course completion methods

Report on the data reduction performed during the course

11. Prerequisites


Fundamental and Basic Observational Astronomy courses.


12. Recommended optional studies


Unix operational system.

13. Course content


One day long block lectures scheduled between University of Helsinki and the Turku University.

14. Recommended and required literature


15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning


Students will learn how to use and use the ESO data reduction software.


16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale


Grading scale 1-5.

17. Teaching language



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