Course Code and Name: AST401 Galaxies

Course Content: The basic building block of galaxies “stars”, star light, stellar spectra, the lives of the stars, binary stars, stellar photometry. Our Milky Way galaxy, structure, kinematics and coordinate system. Other Galaxies, galaxy types and observational characteristic. Diffuse matter (gas, dust, radiation) and dark matter. Galaxy grups, clusters and superclusters. Hubble Law and distance scale. Large-scale distribution of matter in the Universe.

Credits: National: 3 (3,0,0) – ECTS: 5


– Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction, 2000, Linda S. Sparke and John S. Gallagher, Cambridge University Press.
– Astronomi ve Astrofizik, Asil Yayınevi, 2005, Çev. Ed: S. Özdemir, B. Gürol, O. Demircan
– Evolution of Stars and Galaxies, Walter Baade, Edited by Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin, Harward University Press, 1963
– Astronomide Temel Bilgiler, Llyd Motz and Anneta Duven, 4. Kısım çeviri, Prof. Dr. M. Hotinli, Prof. Dr. A. Kıral, İstanbul Üniversitesi Yayınları sayısı: 2747, 1980
– Various Secientific WEB sites on Galaxies and Universe