Astronomy 123

COSMOLOGY and the ORIGIN of LIFE

  1. Apr 1: Course Intro, Organization, General BS
  2. Apr 3: Historical Cosmologies and Cultural Bias
  3. Apr 5: More Historical Cosmologies

  4. Apr 8: Evolving Solar System Models
  5. Apr 10: Curvature and Causality
  6. Apr 12: The Expanding Universe

  7. Apr 15: The Microwave Background
  8. Apr 17: The Evolution of the Universe in the First Hundreth Second
  9. Apr 19: The Evolution of the Universe in the First Second

  10. Apr 22: The Epoch of Nucleosynthesis
  11. Apr 24: The Radiation Dominated Era and its End
  12. Apr 26: All about Dark Matter

  13. Apr 29: Galaxies, Galaxies, Galaxies
  14. May 1: MIDTERM
  15. May 3: Building the Periodic Table of Elements from Stars

  16. May 6: The Formation of the Earth
  17. May 8: The Evolution of the Earth's Atmosphere
  18. May 10: Formation of Primitive Life in the Oceans

  19. May 13: Formation of Primitive Life in the Oceans
  20. May 15: Life Crawls on the Land: The Need for Ozone
  21. May 17: Geological Catastrophe: Plate Tectonics

  22. May 20: Climatological Catastrophe: Ice Ages
  23. May 22: Evolution of Relative Intelligence
  24. May 24: Is there Intelligent Life on the Earth?

  25. May 27: NO CLASS
  26. May 29: MIDTERM
  27. May 31: The Probability of Extraterrestrial Intelligence

  28. June 3: One Million or just One Civilization?
  29. June 5: The Long Voyage: Colonization of Space
  30. June 7: The Earth Speaks: Can we listen?