ASTR 406 Lecture Schedule
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Lecture #DateTopicAssignments DueReading
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18/27/2018Introduction: What is Cosmology?
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28/29/2018Radiation, flux, and magnitudesS&G 1.1
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38/31/2018Stellar propertiesS&G 1.1
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9/3/2018LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
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49/5/2018Stellar evolutionHomework 1S&G 2.1
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59/7/2018Discovering the Milky WayS&G 1.2
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69/10/2018Gauging DistancesS&G 2.2
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79/12/2018Star Counts and Olbers' ParadoxHomework 2S&G 2.2, Ry 2.1
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89/14/2018Galactic RotationS&G 2.3
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99/17/2018Potentials and OrbitsS&G 3.1
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109/19/2018Stellar PopulationsHomework 3S&G 2.2
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119/21/2018Kinematics of the Solar NeighborhoodS&G 3.3
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129/24/2018Globular ClustersS&G 3.2
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139/26/2018Dark Matter and LensingHomework 4S&G 7.4
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149/28/2018The Galactic CenterS&G 2.2
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1510/1/2018Catch-up and Review
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10/3/2018HOUR EXAM 1 (covers Lec 2-12)
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1610/5/2018The Local GroupS&G 4.4
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1710/8/2018Tidal StrippingS&G 4.1
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1810/10/2018Chemical EnrichmentHomework 5S&G 4.3
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1910/12/2018Observing Galaxies: Surface BrightnessS&G 1.3, 5.1
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2010/15/2018Observing Galaxies: Interstellar GasS&G 2.4, 5.2
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2110/17/2018Spiral GalaxiesHomework 6S&G 5.1, 5.3
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2210/19/2018Elliptical GalaxiesS&G 6.1, 6.2
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2310/22/2018Supermassive Black HolesS&G 6.4
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2410/24/2018Active Galactic NucleiHomework 7S&G 9.1
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2510/26/2018Galaxy EncountersS&G 7.1
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2610/29/2018Clusters and superclustersS&G 7.2, 8.1
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2710/31/2018Hubble ExpansionHomework 8S&G 1.4, 8.2
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2811/2/2018Curvature of SpaceRy 3.1-3.4
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2911/5/2018Catch-up and Review
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11/7/2018HOUR EXAM 2 (covers Lec 13-26)
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3011/9/2018Friedmann EquationRy 4.2, 4.3
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3111/12/2018Model UniversesRy 4.4, 5.1-5.3
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3211/14/2018Distances in CosmologyHomework 9Ry 3.5-3.6, 5.4-5.5
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3311/16/2018Observational CosmologyRy Ch 6
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11/19 - 11/23THANKSGIVING BREAK
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3411/26/2018Cosmic Microwave BackgroundRy 8.1-8.3
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3511/28/2018Fluctuations in the CMBHomework 10Ry 8.4-8.5
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3611/30/2018Big Bang NucleosynthesisRy 9.1-9.4
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3712/3/2018Inflationary CosmologyRy 10.1-10.4
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3812/5/2018Lighting Up the UniverseHomework 11Ry 11.1-11.3
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3912/7/2018Galaxy FormationRy 12.1-12.2
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4012/10/2018Review: GalaxiesRy 12.3-12.4
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4112/12/2018Review: CosmologyComputer Project
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12/18/2018FINAL EXAM, 7:00-10:00 PM
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