Jun 20, 2019  
Graduate Record 2008-2009 
Graduate Record 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ASTR 551 - Galactic Structure and Stellar Populations

Explores the structure and evolution of star clusters and galaxies, with emphasis on the kinematics, chemistry, ages, and spectral energy distributions of stellar populations. The course introduces fundamental tools of Galactic astronomy, including methods for assessing the size, shape, age, and dynamics of the Milky Way and other stellar systems, galaxy formation, interstellar gas and dust, dark matter, and the distance scale. (O)

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

Credits: 3