AST 554: Extragalactic Astronomy II

Tentative Course Outline:

  • Introduction

  • Components of Galaxies 1: Stars (Ref: B&M, 87-111, 123-126, S5.1-5.1.9)

  • Components of Galaxies 2: Dust (Ref: B&M, S3.7 thru pg. 137, pg 463-464)

  • Components of Galaxies 3: Gas (Ref: pg 468-474)

  • Components of Galaxies 4: Black Holes (Abbreviated. Ref: Osterbrock Chptr 12; B&M S4.6.4)

  • Components of Galaxies 5: Dark Matter (Ref: B&T Chptr 10)

  • Star Formation in Galaxies

  • Peculiar Galaxies 1: Active Galaxies & Emission Line Diagnostics (Ref: Osterbrock)

  • Peculiar Galaxies 2: Interacting Galaxies

  • Groups and Clusters of Galaxies

  • Early Universe Galaxies

  • Galaxy Formation

  • Extragalactic Distance Scales


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