Astronomy and AstrophysicsASTR 294 Pedagogy of Astrophysical Research

Teaches fundamental skills for scientific research in the context of coursework. Course has two branches: an instructor-intensive hands-on research training in an area beyond the thesis; and an instructor-led literature review. The research branch involves short, quarter-long projects with faculty that are designed to introduce skills and concepts broadly applicable to research but within a focused science domain. The literature branch involves short review projects for building expertise in evaluating literature, writing papers, refereeing articles, and reviewing grants and proposals.


Enrollment is restricted to astronomy and astrophysics graduate students.



Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring


Brant Robertson