ASTR 421: Galaxies

Prof. Stacy McGaugh
ssm -at- astro
Office hours:
T 12:30-1:30pm
W 2-3pm CSS1251
Spring 2011
Tuesdays & Thursdays
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
CSS 0201
Galaxies in the Universe
Sparke & Gallagher
Second edition
ISBN 978-0-5-2167186-6

Course News

Final Exam Solutions
Final exam statistics: median: 45 | low: 36 | high: 55 | of 60 possible points.

Final grades will be posted to Testudo in due time.
Thanks for an interesting semester!

Vote after class discussion:
Dark Matter: 7
Abstain: 3

Course Links
Lecture slides
Course Outline
Course Work - HW 1 | HW 2 | HW 3 | HW 4
Topics for semseter projects.

Useful Links
NASA's ADS (Astrophysical Data System), an excellent way to search the literature.
astro-ph e-print archive. Most astronomy papers appear first as preprints.
e-Journals: ApJ | AJ | MNRAS | A&A
Level 5, an Extragalactic Kowledgebase at NED.
Overview of Galaxy Classification by Greg Bothun.
Concise facts about Astronomical magnitude systems.
All you ever wanted to know about the sun.
Galaxy Evolution modeling.

Merging galaxy simulation created for the IMAX movie Cosmic Voyage.
Courtesy of Chris Mihos (CWRU).

Check out the Mihos JavaLab.