"Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj-Napoca
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Observational Astronomy
Hours: C+S+L
Modele matematice in Mecanica si Astronomie
Teaching Staff in Charge
Prof. POP Vasile, Ph.D., vpop@math.ubbcluj.ro
This course intends to make the students in the MSc. Class (the only one in Romania with this profile) know the instruments used in astronomical observations; reflector and refractor telescopes, radiotelescopes, and also the characteristics of the main radiation receivers: the human eye, the photographic plate, the photomultiplier, the CCD. At the same time, the methods of obtaining and processing the observations are presented, giving the students the knowledge that are necessary for a future PhD. student and for a researcher in Astronomy.
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