Modern Astronomical Optics

  • Course Type: Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course
  • Semester Offered: Spring
Course Number: 
OPTI 416/516
Course Number: 
OPTI 516/416
Distance Course: 
Course Description: 
This course provides an overview of astronomical optical systems and techniques for the observation of exoplanets. It introduces astronomical and optical concepts related to exoplanet observations. By focusing on a particularly challenging observational problem of modern astronomy, the course will teach design and analysis of ultra-high-precision optical systems and measurement techniques, including spectroscopy, photometry, optical metrology and interferometry.
Olivier Guyon
Michael Hart
External Instructor(s): 
Philip Hinz, Department of Astronomy and the Steward Observatory
Course Syllabus: 
Academic Integrity

According to the Arizona Code of Academic Integrity, “Integrity is expected of every student in all academic work. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student’s submitted work must be the student’s own.” Unless otherwise noted by the instructor, work for all assignments in this course must be conducted independently by each student. Co-authored work of any kind is unacceptable. Misappropriation of exams before or after they are given will be considered academics misconduct.

Misconduct of any kind will be prosecuted and may result in any or all of the following:

  • Reduction of grade
  • Failing grade
  • Referral to the Dean of Students for consideration of additional penalty, i.e., notation on a student’s transcript re: academic integrity violation, etc.
Students with Learning Disabilities

If a student is registered with the Disability Resource Center, he/she must submit appropriate documentation to the instructor if he/she is requesting reasonable accommodations.

The information contained in this syllabus may be subject to change with reasonable advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.