Curriculum

Author: Dr. Christine Corbett Moran, NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech
Intent: This course is designed to be completed, bootcamp style, in 4 weeks as preparation for doing real world astrophysics and astronomy projects with the python programming language using modern software engineering techniques. The final projects are designed to be approached by teams of 4-5 for a period of two weeks. The course requires 20-40 hours of work per week for 6 weeks to complete in its entirety. 

Textbook:

Lecture slides:

Assignments:

Chapter 1 assignment (Jupyter notebook)
Chapter 2 assignment (Jupyter notebook)
Chapter 3 assignment (Jupyter notebook and datasets for problems)
Chapter 3 “Capstone” assignment. Warning: very difficult! (Jupyter notebook and datasets for problems)
Chapter 4 assignment (Jupyter notebook)

Lecture Videos: