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Module PY3AP1 Practical in Astrophysics

Cohort: JS Physics and Astrophysics

Credits: 20

Duration: Michaelmas Term, Hilary Term

Assesment: Continuous Assessment

Part I: Practical Laboratory - 16 experimental laboratory sessions (of 4 hours duration) and 10 computational laboratory sessions (of 6 hours duration).

Part II: Communication Skills - 18 lectures/workshops
The effective communication of scientific results and ideas as written reports and oral presentations. The structure of a scientific article. The role of graphics and diagrams. Style and vocabulary. Addressing an audience. Use of slides and overheads. Class members will give a short seminar to the entire JS lab group and write an essay on topical issues in physics.

Part III: School Seminars - 8 seminars.