Astronomy 123: Galaxies and the Expanding Universe

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AST122: Birth and Death of Stars

Lectures:

08/17:
  1. Ancient Cosmology
  2. Medieval Cosmology
08/18:
  1. Newtonian Cosmology
  2. Atomic Theory
08/19:
  1. Clockwork Universe
  2. Quantum Physics
08/20:
  1. Elementary Particles
  2. Relativity
08/21: Exam #1
08/24:
  1. Mass/Energy Equivalence
  2. Milky Way
08/25:
  1. Hubble Sequence
  2. Quasars
08/26:
  1. Distance Scale
  2. Creation
08/27:
  1. Geometry of the Universe
  2. Dark Matter/Dark Energy
08/28: Exam #2
08/31:
  1. Early Universe
  2. Inflation
09/01:
  1. Anthropic Principle
  2. Baryongenesis
09/02:
  1. Nucleosynthesis
  2. Neutrinos
  3. Cosmic Background
09/03:
  1. Large Scale Structure
  2. Galaxy Formation
  3. Fate of the Universe
09/04: Exam #3

Quiz Deadlines
Quizzes #1-8Aug 20 : Quizzes #11-16Aug 27 : Quizzes #17-26Sep 03 :
All quizzes must be done by midnight on the dates listed on the top of each quiz
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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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