Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Physics Program
Lecture Code WSB10000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 光赤外線宇宙観測
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Observational Astronomy in Optical and Near-Infrared Region
カワバタ コウジ,ウエムラ マコト
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Thur3-4,Thur7-8:Online,SCI E211
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture style.
Normally, this seminar is held in face-to-face. However, it could be fully (or partly) online (simultaneous interactive) according to the University's temporal policy.

Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Astronomy
Eligible Students M2, M1
Keywords Optical-Infrared, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Observations 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Learn and understand the basic of optical-infrared astronomy 
Class Schedule 1st: Introduction to optical-infrared astronomical observations (Kawabata)
2nd: Radiation processes I. - Radiation field and radiative transfer (Uemura)
3rd: Radiation processes II. - Continuum emission (Kawabata)
4th: Radiation processes III. - Line spectrum (Kawabata)
5th: Observations and physical parameters of astronomical objects I. - Photometry (Uemura)
6th: Observations and physical parameters of astronomical objects II. - Spectroscopy (Kawabata)
7th: Observations and physical parameters of astronomical objects III. - Polarimetry (Kawabata)
8th: Classification and evolution of stars (Kawabata)
9th: Our Galaxy and interstellar matter (Kawabata)
10th: Variable stars I. (Uemura)
11th: Variable stars II. (Uemura)
12th: Variable stars III. (Uemura)
13th: Supernovae (Kawabata)
14th: Transient objects: Sources of gravitational wave and neutrino (Kawabata)
15th: Summary. Exercises for the report will be distributed (Kawabata, Uemura)

You should submit your report on the exercises that will be distributed in the last class. 
"Series Gendai no Tenmongaku 7: Uchu no Kansoku (Series Modern Astronomy 15: Observations of the Universe) I - Optical-Infrared Astronomy" Nihon-Hyoron-Sha, 2nd ed., 2017, ISBN978-4-535-60765-1 (in Japanese)
"Series Gendai no Tenmongaku 7: Kousei (Series Modern Astronomy 7: Stars)" Nihon-Hyoron-Sha, 2009, ISBN 978-4-535-60727-9 (in Japanese) 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Projecter, Resume, Blackboard 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review the resume and notebook. 
Grading Method Report 50%, Attitude in lecture (oral questions,etc.) 50%. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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