AA1051: Introductory Astronomy (distance learning) – a year-long broad overview of modern astrophysics for beginners to the subject. Covers the essential physics background, measurements and coordinate systems used in astronomy, telescopes and observing conditions, stellar structure, the HR diagram and stellar evolution, the distance ladder, galaxies, and simple cosmology. More information.
AP2860: Physics Laboratory – running a series of astronomy experiments in the second year laboratory, on topics such as binary stars, analysing CCDs, six-week open-ended group research projects, and including evening observing sessions at UCLan’s Observatory at Alston. Likely running at least partly remotely this academic year.
AA3050: DL astronomy dissertation – supervising distance learning students working their final dissertations at the end of their path through the UCLan distance learning degree in astronomy. Module leader in 2020/21.
PhD students – I am co-supervising a PhD student working on the Pebbles survey, 2017-2020, and DoS for a student working on deep field radio astronomy (2020-2023). I also supervise an MSc student working on a small radio telescope for Alston Observatory.