AST 561 Fall 2017 Tentative Lecture Schedule
Aug 21
No class

Aug 23
Intro
Aug 25
History of cosmology
Aug 28 History of cosmology, preliminaries
Aug 30 Preliminaries
Sep 1 Preliminaries, Our Milky Way
Sep 4
No class - Labor Day

Sep 6
Milky Way
HW 1 due
Sep 8
Velocity dispersions, Virial theorem

Sep 11
Milky way star populations, tidal radius

Sep 13
LSR, Velocity of the Sun

Sep 15
Exam 1

Sep 18
Galactic rotation
Sep 20
Gravitational lensing
Sep 22
Galactic center
HW 2 due
Sep 25
Galaxy classification

Sep 27
Galaxy classification, Elliptical galaxies

Sep 29
Elliptical galaxies, relaxation timescale

Oct 2
HW 2 recap

Oct 4
Elliptical galaxies, fundamental plane
HW 3 due
Oct 6
Spiral galaxies, rotation curves

Oct 9
No class - October break
Oct 11 Exam 2
Oct 13
Spiral galaxies

Oct 16 Spiral galaxies, population synthesis

Oct 18 No lecture - LIGO press conference

Oct 20 Galaxy demographics HW 4 due
Oct 23 Galaxy demographics, active galaxies

Oct 25 Active galaxies

Oct 27 Active galaxies

Oct 30 Active galaxies

Nov 1 Accretion
Deadline for selecting in-class presentation paper
Nov 3 Cosmology
HW 5 due
Nov 6 Cosmology

Nov 8 Cosmology

Nov 10 Exam 3
Nov 13 In-class presentations- Sriram Baireddy http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018MNRAS.473..328D
Nov 15 No class
Nov 17 In-class presentations- Xinran Li http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015A%26A...584A..48H
Nov 20 In-class presentations- Norris Watkins http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016ApJ...818...19K
Nov 22 No class - Thanksgiving
Nov 24 No class - Thanksgiving
Nov 27 No class

Nov 29 In-class presentations- Nicole Kunst http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017arXiv170905345M
Dec 1 In-class presentations - Yu Hong Wang http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018MNRAS.473..576G
Dec 4 In-class presentations- Praveen Sharma http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017ApJ...845...93K
Dec 6 In-class presentations - Vivienne Langen https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.01440
Dec 8 No class