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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


ASTR 118 Observational Cosmology

The observational determination of the structure of the universe. Determination of the astronomical distance scale, Hubble's law, and measurements of the space distribution and peculiar motions of galaxies. Statistical treatment of the data. Quasars and gravitational lenses, nucleosynthesis and the cosmic microwave background. Comparison with cosmological models and theories of galaxy formation.

Instructor

Staff

Prerequisite

ASTR 074, or permission of the instructor

Offered

18W: Arrange Offered in alternate years