The Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, CAMK for the acronym in Polish, is the leading Institute of the GeoPlanet Doctoral School. The school is formed by seven institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Center for Theoretical Physics, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Institute of Geological Sciences, Institute of Geophysics, Institute of Oceanology, Space Research Centre, and CAMK.

The school offers PhD programs in the disciplines of astronomy, physics, and Earth and environmental sciences.

For the Autumn/Winter 2021/2022 Semester, I offered a course on Observational Astrophysics for the PhD students of the doctoral school. Below, I make available my course notes and slides of my lectures. Most of the notes present only summaries of the main concepts, and make reference to additional reading material for more detailed discussions. I also tried to add hyperlinks to every document that I cite in the notes, for those that want to dig deeper into a given topic.


Lecture notes:

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