Astr 404: Galaxies

Winter 2014

 

Instructor: Mario Mateo

(mmateo@umich.edu)

 

Apollo17

Dennison 807, TTh, 10-11:30AM

Course Syllabus

 

Schedule for upcoming weeks:

Tues, Apr 22, 2014: Papers Due and Summary Presentations (10:10-11:30)

 

The table below contains links to class notes, homework assignments and solutions, and also information regarding student presentations and reports. Please check periodically for updates.

Week Class Notes Figures Shown in Class

Reading from Sparke & Gallagher

Homeworks, Exam Guides, Solutions, etc.
         
1. Photometry, Astrometry and Basic Stellar Properties
Section 1.1

Homework 1 Prob 1 due Jan 23; others due Jan 30

2. Structure of the Milky Way

Section 1.2 Sections 2.1, 2.2

 
3. Kinematics of the Milky Way
Sections 2.3, 3.1 and 3.3

Homework 2 due Feb 6

4. Dynamics of the Milky Way
 
Chapter 3
 
5. The Outer Reaches of the Milky Way
 

Homework 3 due Feb 27

7. Student Presentations
   
8. The Galactic Halo and an Intro to Spheroid Dynamics
 
9. Introduction to Extragalactic Systems
 

Homework 4 due Apr 3

10. Elliptical Galaxies
   
11. Disk/Spiral Galaxies
     
12. Distribution of Galaxies in Local Universe
   

Homework 5 due Apr 17

13. Anomalous Galaxies