University of Montana Physics & Astronomy

Astronomy 353M82 and Arp's Loop
Galactic Astrophysics & Cosmology
Spring 2013

Professor: Dr. Daniel Reisenfeld

Office: CHCB 121
Office Hours: MTu 3-4p, W 2-3p, F 11-12p
E-mail: dan.reisenfeld (at) umontana (.) edu

ASTR 353 Galactic Astrophysics & Cosmology

3 credits. Offered spring odd-numbered years. The nature of the Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies, galactic evolution, the large scale structure of the universe, active galaxies and quasars, and cosmology, including the early universe.

Prerequisites: ASTR 132 or 142, PHSX 215, 217 (Fundamentals of Physics w/ Calculus I & II), M 273 (Multivariable Calculus).


Final Exam: Monday, May 13, 10:10 - 12:10 The Final will be given in room CHCB 231 (the usual classroom). You will be allowed three 8.5" x 11" sheets of notes, pen/pencil, and calculator. The final will be semi-comprehensive, with emphasis on material since the last midterm (slightly more than half of the questions).

Course Resources

Space Missions

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)
Planck Mission
Hubble Space Telescope
Chandra X-ray Observatory