Semester: Fall 2017
Time: Monday, 3:30 - 5:15 pm
Location: ATL 0224
Office Hours

Time: Friday, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
            (or by appointment)
Location: ATL 0251A

Amy Lien
      Email: amy.y.lien@nasa.gov
      Phone: 301-286-3624

Special Projects in Astronomy:
Astronomy Research Techniques

This intermediate-level course for astronomy majors is designed as a hands-on introduction to
astrophysical research.

The objective of this course is to introduce astronomy majors to the methods, tools, and processes
that professional astronomers use in their work. Science topics include stellar explostions and
high-energy phenomena in the universe, such as gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), gravitational waves
and their electromagnetic counterparts. The material in classes will prepare students to do an
individual research project with their interested topics.