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    LECTURES:

    Lecture #01 (Jan 07)

    Introduction and Historical Cosmologies

    Lecture #02 (Jan 09)

    Naked Eye Observations and the Geometric Universe

    Lecture #03 (Jan 14)

    Towards Heliocentric Cosmology: A Historical Perspective

    Lecture #04 (Jan 16)

    Relativity, Curved Space Time and Expansion

    Lecture #05 (Jan 23)

    The Standard Hot Big Bang Model

    Lecture #06 (Jan 28)

    The First Second: Energy to Mass Conversion

    Lecture #07 (Jan 30)

    The First Three Minutes and the Creation of Helium

    Lecture #08 (Feb 04)

    Recombination and the end of the Ionized Universe

    Lecture #09 (Feb 06)

    The Dark Matter Universe

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    Lecture #10 (Feb 13)

    Supernova and The Formation of the Periodic Table of Elements

    Lecture #11 (Feb 18)

    A Universe full of Galaxies

    Lecture #12 (Feb 20)

    Formation of the Earth Formation of the Earth's Atmosphere and the Development of Early Life

    Lecture #13 (Feb 25)

    From the Ocean to the Land: The Development of Critters

    Lecture #14 (Feb 27)

    Obstacles to Life on the Land: Plate Tectonics and Geological Catastrophe

    Lecture #15 (Mar 04)

    Climatological Catastrophe and Mass Extinctions

    Lecture #16 (Mar 06)

    Is there Intelligent Life on Earth or just Turkeys?

    Lecture #17 (Mar 11)

    The Probability of Extraterrestrial Intelligence

    Lecture #18 (Mar 13)

    Our Place in the Cosmos