Data-driven Astronomy

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Science is undergoing a data explosion, and astronomy is leading the way.

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Taught by
Tara Murphy
Associate Professor
and 1 more instructor

Offered by
The University of Sydney

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0 posts • 13 mentions • top 10 shown below

r/astrophysics • comment
7 points • productive_monkey

thanks for sharing!

r/askastronomy • post
4 points • TheMartian578
Does anyone know if this course requires any previous programming experience?

Hey guys! Just started a python course about data driven astronomy from the advice of a few people on this sub. Found a good free course and it talks about some pretty advanced topics and I was wondering if anyone knows if it requires previous experience with python? The link to the course is here:

r/Astronomy • comment
2 points • AllahuAkbarSH

I study CS and I don't know the answer to your question, since I feel the same as you and I don't have much time outside of my studies to study astornomy, but I came just to say that if you are looking for online courses about this I would recommend you this one, it's basically a course of astronomy for computer scientist or programming for astronomers (I would say it's a little more focuse on CS than astronomy).

I Haven't done so much (since I'm very busy with university right now), but so far I think it's been pretty good.

r/Andromeda321 • comment
1 points • Andromeda321

I don't think so, unless you are interested in completely doing comp sci as your next step in life (ie not going to grad school in astronomy). No one will care about if you have a major versus a minor if you already are going to have a physics degree, and frankly a comp sci minor is already ahead of what a lot of folks are going to have.

As for projects you can work on, the best is getting in touch with a researcher on campus you can do research with and try to find a project related to computer coding that you can do. (I realize that's not an option in all countries.) If that isn't an option, maybe do something like this data driven astronomy class on coursera- I hear it's pretty good!

r/askastronomy • comment
1 points • ernespn

This course helped me to get started in both python and astronomy.

r/askastronomy • comment
2 points • TotalyNotAProgrammer

I started with this MOOC on EdX - Astrophysics - my favorite MOOC so far. If you're more into data and programming then this one was also a lot of fun - Data Driven Astronomy, but I'd still recommend to start with the first one.

Edit: Forgot to mention, you can take the courses for free. The price is only if you want a certificate or just want to pay the course creators in some way.

r/askastronomy • comment
1 points • dhoovt

I recently took an online class for a related topic. Obviously not a masters degree or anything but you may be able to start digging from here / contact some of the people to learn more. Was a great MOOC, for whatever that's worth.

r/learnpython • comment
1 points • ButtholeQuiver

I started this course a while back but didn't stick with it because I had too much on my plate. It seemed really interesting to me, but I know virtually nothing about astronomy, only took one intro to astronomy course in university:

r/askastronomy • comment
1 points • AbyssalRiful
this is a free course in which you also load fits or csv files of different visual / radio surveys.

it uses python as a language to work with it.
if you have no other place, it might be a good start to teach you about 2d spherical coordinates (right ascension, declination) and distance calculations.

r/astrophysics • comment
1 points • thom986

There is some mooc on coursera on the subject. A little on the astronomy side.





Some book are free on springer :

Principles of Astrophysics :

Fundamental Astronomy :