Second Annual Software Systems in Astronomy Course

Mark your calendar for July 25 – August 5, 2016 (tentatively set) for the second annual Software Systems in Astronomy two week intensive class offered by Professor Albert Conrad.

SSFA (Software Systems for Astronomy) is a course on telescope and instrument control systems, observation planning tools, and data analysis software. This course will be offered by Dr. Albert Conrad July 25 – August 5, 2016.ย  Students will work with existing software tools and current design methodologies.ย  A required lab tied to the class will also be offered for hands on experiential learning. ย  In the lab students will implement their software designs and then apply the software systems they have created to real-life problems in astronomy. Lab exercises compliment the presentations in control systems, planning tools, data analysis, and archiving given in the lectures. Team programming techniques and proven methods for providing robust software solutions are also exercised in the lab. Prerequisites: ASTR 110 or ASTR 180; CS 150. A great summer course at the foothills of Maunakea, location for many of the best observatories in the world.

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