Astronomy 660:

Galaxies and Cosmology

San Diego State University

Spring 2017

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: dleonard AT mail (
619-594-2215, Rm. 238 Physics building
Meeting times and locations T/Th 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM, Rm. SSW-2650
Office Hours Friday, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, and by appointment.

Sisyphus rolling a
BallThanks for a great semester!

This web page is just a "stub", and contains only links to the most basic course information, including the course syllabus and some web links of possible interest. The full course website was managed by the Blackboard Learning Management system, and was (regrettably) available only to registered students in the class.

  • Course Syllabus
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  • Last Updated 2017.09.09 By Douglas Leonard