Astronomy 660:

Galaxies and Cosmology

San Diego State University

Spring 2007

Here we consider the universe on the grandest of scales, focusing on galaxies (morphology, contents, photometric properties) and cosmology (extragalactic distance scale, Hubble expansion, Newtonian and relativistic cosmology, cosmic microwave background). A particular emphasis will be placed on how (very) recent observations are being used to constrain cosmological models.

Professor Douglas Leonard, email: leonard AT sciences (
619-594-2215, Rm. 238 Physics building
Meeting times and locations T/Th 2:00 PM 3:15 PM, Rm. PA 216
Office Hours Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30 PM, and by appointment.

Thank you for a great semester!

  • Course Syllabus PDF
  • Weekly Assignments
  • Class Handouts
  • Powerpoint slides shown in class
  • Web links shown in class
  • Last Updated 2007.05.27 By Douglas Leonard