What is there in the Universe: "Beyond the Milky Way" (NS 209)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences(NS)
3
6.00 / 5.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Ece Kilerci ece.kilerci@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
NS101
Formal lecture,Recitation
Interactive,Discussion based learning,Task based learning
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CONTENT

The structures of the universe on the largest scales. Milky Way. Galaxies and galaxy clusters. Active galaxies and black holes. The Hubble Law. The cosmic microwave backround. Cosmology. Methods of observation across the electromagnetic spectrum. The early universe. The evolution of the universe.

OBJECTIVE

At the end of the course the student would recognize the large scale structures of the Universe, the various types of galaxies and galaxy groups, evolution of galaxies and would become familiar with basic concepts of modern cosmology, like the Big Bang, and observational evidence, and would be able to understand what exactly the new astronomy-cosmology discoveries he/she hears of in the popular or scientific media are about.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Obtain general understanding of the entire universe, how it began, and evolved.

Obtain general understanding of Galaxies and their evolution.
Learn about the possible fate of the Universe

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 60
Midterm 40

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Astronomy Today, 8th Edition by Chaisson & McMillan

Optional Readings

To be provided as links in the course presentation files.