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The IDL Way: An Introduction to Computer Programming for Astronomers

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Spring 2010
Astronomy 98/198
1-2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

   In this course you will be introduced to programming in IDL.  No prior experience is required and we will teach you the basic skill set required for programming in the Astronomy labs.  This class is not restricted to Astronomy majors, but it will foreshadow programs you'll need if you decide to take the Astronomy lab(s).

   We must emphasize: there is no prior experience required and this class is open to ALL majors!  If you'd like to learn about basic programming and or want some astro-related programming sign up!

   We have weekly homework assignments which will emphasize basic programming skills and one final project which will take slightly more time than one weekly assignment.

    The course syllabus will be posted soon, but in the mean time email any questions you have to

How to Enroll:

Update: Enrollment information:

To enroll in this class, please show up on the first day and we'll give you the CCN.  If for some reason you cannot make the first day, email and we'll note your absence. 

Course Contact: justinhiggins AT

Faculty Sponsor: James Graham

Time & Location:

Section 1Jieun Choi
Justin Higgins
Michelle Kislak
Allison Merritt
30544 CampbellTue 7-8, Thu 6-71/26started

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