Astronomy 123: Galaxies and the Expanding Universe

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Lectures:

08/18:
  1. Ancient Cosmology
  2. Medieval Cosmology
08/19:
  1. Newtonian Cosmology
  2. Atomic Theory
08/20:
  1. Clockwork Universe
  2. Quantum Physics
08/21:
  1. Elementary Particles
  2. Relativity
08/22: Exam #1
08/25:
  1. Mass/Energy Equivalence
  2. Milky Way
08/26:
  1. Hubble Sequence
  2. Quasars
08/27:
  1. Distance Scale
  2. Creation
08/28:
  1. Geometry of the Universe
  2. Dark Matter/Dark Energy
08/29: Exam #2
09/02:
  1. Early Universe
  2. Inflation
  3. Anthropic Principle
09/03:
  1. Baryongenesis
  2. Nucleosynthesis
  3. Neutrinos
09/04:
  1. Cosmic Background
  2. Large Scale Structure
  3. Galaxy Formation
  4. Fate of the Universe
09/05: Exam #3

The background graphic of these pages is from a chart in Johannes Kepler's 1606 celestial atlas entitled De Stella Nova.

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