Astronomy 660:

Galaxies and Cosmology

San Diego State University

Spring 2013

Omega Matter-Omega Lambda Plane Plot

Here we consider the universe on the grandest of scales, focusing on cosmology (extragalactic distance scale, Hubble expansion, Newtonian and relativistic cosmology, early universe and cosmic microwave background) and galaxies (morphology, contents, photometric properties). 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 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM, Rm. PA-215
Office Hours Friday, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, and by appointment.

Sisyphus rolling a
ball Thanks for a great semester!

  • Course Syllabus
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  • Last Updated 2013.05.22 By Douglas Leonard