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Data-driven Astronomy MOOC


24 February 2017


A/Prof Tara Murphy
A/Prof Tara Murphy

Part of the University of Sydney's rollout of open online courses, Data-Driven Astronomy has been developed by Associate Professor Tara Murphy, SIfA member and an ARC Future Fellow in theSchool of Physics.


The focus will be on practical skills - all the activities will be done in Python 3, a modern programming language used throughout astronomy. Regardless of whether you're already a scientist, studying to become one, or just interested in how modern astronomy works 'under the bonnet', this course will help you explore the topic in a new, interesting wayA/Prof Murphy said.


This course is aimed at science students with an interest in computational approaches to problem solving, people with an interest in astronomy who would like to learn current research methods, or people who would like to improve their programming by applying it to astronomy examples.

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