Department of Astronomy and Space Science

ASTR 361


Course No.

Course Title

No. of Units






Astr 361

Radio Astronomy




Astr 211, 351

Objectives of the course :

      The aim of this course is to give the students general knowledge about radio astronomy .

Course Description:

      This course contains the following subjects: Principles of radio astronomy, instrumentation. The origin of radio waves (thermal and non-thermal radiation - Plasma Vibration and radiation of accelerated charges. Liner radio spectra. Radio emission generated from the Sun, galaxy, and extra galaxies. Detection of some astronomical measurements by radio instruments .

Main text and subsidiary books:

-          Tools of Radio Astronomy Rohlts, 2000, Springer .

-          Radio Astronomy by: J. D. Kraus, Cygnus-Quasar Book, 1986.

Tools of Radio Astronomy Problems and Solutions, Wilson, 2000, Springer
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