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 Lecture 22 HW 4 due
Oct 23 Lecture 23

Oct 25 Lecture 24

Oct 27 Lecture 25

Oct 30 Lecture 26

Nov 1 Lecture 27
Deadline for selecting in-class presentation paper
Nov 3 Lecture 28
HW 5 due
Nov 6 Lecture 29

Nov 8 Lecture 30

Nov 10 Exam 3
Nov 13 In-class presentations
Nov 15 In-class presentations
Nov 17 In-class presentations
Nov 20 In-class presentations
Nov 22 No class - Thanksgiving
Nov 24 No class - Thanksgiving
Nov 27 In-class presentations

Nov 29 In-class presentations
Dec 1 In-class presentations
Dec 4 In-class presentations
Dec 6 No class
Dec 8 No class