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PHAS1130 Course Information

The Course Organizer for PHAS1130 is Dr. Steve Fossey (Tel: 020-8238 8876. Email: sjf AT

The first-year Practical Astronomy course is conducted at the Department's observatory in Mill Hill, NW London - the University of London Observatory (UCLO). Instruction is given in the use of telescopes and CCD cameras, used by students to observe on clear evenings. There are set experiments which make use of prepared materials, designed to demonstrate important concepts in astronomy, complementing the material taught in lecture courses at UCL, and introducing students to techniques of measurement used in astrophysics.

Information for the course is currently located on the UCL Moodle site at: An enrolment key, available from the Course Organizer, is required to access this information.