Welcome to my page on astronomy courses that I will be offering with colleagues starting summer 2018. We will cover many topics ranging from planetary science to cosmology. These courses will be different from many online astronomy courses in that we do not use pre-recorded videos. Instead lectures are presented weekly with usually two lecturers present going through a slideshow and leading discussions about the material. Please send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and want more information.
Galaxies: what they are made of
Starting July 9, 2018 weekly on Mondays 7:30 PM UK time for five weeks
We will cover the basic properties of galaxies. First we will describe how different types of galaxies are different from each other. Then we will describe the observations of galaxies at different wave lengths and what they tell us about the different constituents of galaxies. Finally we will talk about the properties of stars, gas, active galactic nuclei and dark matter and how these affect the observations.
There will be four lectures
In a fifth lecture, we will look at some research papers, both classic papers that define the field and some important recent papers.