Astronomy 123: Galaxies and the Expanding Universe


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AST122: Birth and Death of Stars


Week 01:
  1. Ancient Cosmology
  2. Medieval Cosmology
Week 02:
  1. Newtonian Cosmology
  2. Atomic Theory
  3. Clockwork Universe
Week 03:
  1. Quantum Physics
  2. Elementary Particles
  3. Relativity
Oct 20th: Exam #1
Week 04:
  1. Mass/Energy Equivalence
  2. Milky Way
Week 05:
  1. Hubble Sequence
  2. Quasars
  3. Distance Scale
Week 06:
  1. Creation
  2. Geometry of the Universe
  3. Dark Matter/Dark Energy
Nov 10th: Exam #2
Week 07:
  1. Early Universe
Week 08:
  1. Inflation
  2. Anthropic Principle
  3. Baryongenesis
  4. Nucleosynthesis
Week 09:
  1. Neutrinos
  2. Cosmic Background
  3. Large Scale Structure
  4. Galaxy Formation
  5. Fate of the Universe
Week 10:
Dec 1st: Exam #3


Quiz Deadlines
Quizzes #1,2Oct 04 Quizzes #14,15,16Nov 08
Quizzes #3,4,5Oct 11 Quizzes #17Nov 15
Quizzes #6,7,8Oct 18 Quizzes #18,19,20,21Nov 22
Quizzes #9,10Oct 25 Quizzes #22,23,24,25,26Nov 29
Quizzes #11,12,13Nov 01
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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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