Astronomy 561 Spring 2010

ASTRONOMY 561

Table of astronomical constants courtesy of the particle data group at Lawrence Berkeley Lab.

Powerpoint slides

Stellar Evolution I

Class 1 – Galaxies

Class 2: Light from stars part I

Class 2: Light from stars part II

Sizes and scales in Astronomy

Practice problems – stellar spectra

Class 3 – Distance to Stars

Class 3 – Stellar Motion; HR Diagram part I

Class 3 – HR Diagram part II

Stellar Evolution I

Stellar Evolution II

Stellar Evolution III

Death of Massive Stars

Black Holes

The Cosmic Distance Ladder

Cosmology

The Milky Way Galaxy

The ISM and Stellar Birth

Homeworks

Problem Set 1

Problem Set 2

Problem Set 3

Problem Set 4 (Galaxy rotation curves)

Links to Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s lectures:

Will the world end in 2012? – The astronomical evidence

Pulsars and extreme physics

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