Tuesday

September

2

Introductions/Overview of Galaxies

Chapter 1

Thursday

September

4

A Really Brief History of the Universe

Chapter 1

Tuesday

September

9

Contents of Galaxies: Stars and Stellar Populations

Chapter 1, SMC Star Formation History

Thursday

September

11

Contents of Galaxies: The Interstellar Medium

(HW 1 Due)

Tuesday

September

16

Chemical Evolution of Galaxies


Thursday

September

18

Structure of the Milky Way

Chapter 2

Tuesday

September

23

Structure of the Milky Way

Chapter 2

Thursday

September

25

Gravity and Orbits

Chapter 3, (HW 2 Due)

Tuesday

September

30

Gravity and Orbits

Chapter 3

Thursday

October

2

Gravity and Orbits


Tuesday

October

7

Spiral Galaxies

Chapter 5, “The Milky Way's Circular Velocity Curve”

Thursday

October

9

Spiral Galaxies

Chapter 5

Tuesday

October

14

Spiral Galaxies

Chapter 5 (HW 3 Due)

Thursday

October

16

Spiral Galaxies

Chapter 6

Tuesday

October

21

Elliptical Galaxies

Chapter 6

Thursday

October

23

MIDTERM

Chapters 1,2,3,5

Tuesday

October

28

Elliptical Galaxies

Chapter 6

Thursday

October

30

Elliptical Galaxies

Chapter 4

Tuesday

Novemer

4

Dwarf/Irregular Galaxies

Chapter 4, handouts

Thursday

November

6

Dwarf/Irregular Galaxies and Feedback

Chapter 7

Tuesday

November

11

The Square Kilometer Array

(HW 4 Due)

Thursday

November

13

Galaxy Interactions, Groups, and Clusters

Chapter 7

Tuesday

November

18

Clusters of Galaxies

Chapter 7

Thursday

November

20

Large Scale Structure and the ZOA

Chapter 8

Tuesday

November

25

Star Formation History of the Universe


Thursday

November

27

THANKSGIVING

Apple Pie

Tuesday

December

2

Active Galactic Nuclei

Chapter 9

Thursday

December

4

Active Galactic Nuclei

Chapter 9

Tuesday

December

9

Active Galactic Nuclei

Chapter 9 (HW 5&6 Due)

Thursday

December

11

Wrap-Up/Review

(PROJECT DUE)