Astronomy 123: Galaxies and the Expanding Universe

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Internet Resources:

Solar System Live
Unit Converter

21st Century Science
Astronomy/Physics Glossary

AST121: The Solar System

Astronomy Web Textbook
Temperature Scale

Greek Alphabet
Exponents and Logarithms

AST122: Birth and Death of Stars

Lectures:

Week 01:
  1. Ancient Cosmology
  2. Medieval Cosmology
  3. Newtonian Cosmology
Week 02:
  1. Atomic Theory
  2. Clockwork Universe
  3. Quantum Physics
Week 03:
  1. Elementary Particles
  2. Relativity
Apr 17th: Exam #1
Week 04:
    No classes Apr 22 and 24
Week 05:
  1. Mass/Energy Equivalence
  2. Milky Way
  3. Hubble Sequence
Week 06:
  1. Quasars
  2. Distance Scale
  3. Creation
Week 07:
  1. Geometry of the Universe
  2. Dark Matter/Dark Energy
May 15th: Exam #2
Week 08:
  1. Early Universe
  2. Inflation
  3. Anthropic Principle
Week 09:
  1. Baryongenesis
  2. Nucleosynthesis
  3. Neutrinos
  4. Cosmic Background
Week 10:
  1. Large Scale Structure
  2. Galaxy Formation
  3. Fate of the Universe
Jun 5th: Exam #3

Quiz Schedule:

Quiz #01/Lecture#01 - Apr 06
Quiz #02/Lecture#02 - Apr 06
Quiz #03/Lecture#03 - Apr 06
Quiz #04/Lecture#04 - Apr 13
Quiz #05/Lecture#05 - Apr 13
Quiz #06/Lecture#06 - Apr 13
Quiz #07/Lecture#07 - Apr 16
Quiz #08/Lecture#08 - Apr 16
Quiz #09/Lecture#09 - May 04
Quiz #10/Lecture#10 - May 04
Quiz #11/Lecture#11 - May 04
Quiz #12/Lecture#12 - May 11
Quiz #13/Lecture#13 - May 11
Quiz #14/Lecture#14 - May 11
Quiz #15/Lecture#15 - May 14
Quiz #16/Lecture#16 - May 14
Quiz #17/Lecture#17 - May 26
Quiz #18/Lecture#18 - May 26
Quiz #19/Lecture#19 - May 26
Quiz #20/Lecture#20 - Jun 01
Quiz #21/Lecture#21 - Jun 01
Quiz #22/Lecture#22 - Jun 01
Quiz #23/Lecture#23 - Jun 01
Quiz #24/Lecture#24 - Jun 04
Quiz #25/Lecture#25 - Jun 04
Quiz #26/Lecture#26 - Jun 04
All quizzes must be done by midnight on the dates listed above
Scores and answers will be available after each deadline

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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