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ASTR 427. Galaxies and Cosmology

Credits: 3
Department: Astronomy
Description: Galactic structure and kinematics; properties and evolution of galaxies and quasars; the basic principles of cosmology.
Prerequisites: PHYS 235
Semester Offered: Odd Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe and classify the primary components of the Milky Way Galaxy and assess the sun's location and motion in it.
2. Identify, describe, and classify all types of galaxies and active galactic nuclei by physical and spectroscopic morphologies
3. Calculate distances, masses, brightnesses, and motions of other galaxies and their components.
4. Compare various cosmological models with available observational data.

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