Lecture1 - Signature Course UGS 303 (Fall 2009) The History...

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1 The History and Philosophy of Astronomy (Lecture 1: Introduction) Instructor: Volker Bromm The University of Texas at Austin Department of Astronomy Signature Course UGS 303 (Fall 2009) Erik Brugamyer (65025, 65045, 65060) Jacob Hummel (65040, 65050, 65070) Chalence Safranek-Shrader (65020, 65055, 65065) Athena Stacy (65030, 65035, 65075) Teaching Assistants (responsible for discussion sections)
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2 Our Cosmic Environment: A Quick Tour Earth: - 10,000 km - 4.5 billion years - Humans: 1 million yrs Architecture of the Solar System Solar System: - few 100 million km - 5 billion years
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3 Exploring the Planets I Mars (Pathfnder 1997) Exploring the Planets II Jupiter + Io Saturn
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4 Our Dynamic Sun Sun is a typical Star! Architecture of the Milky Way: Our Galaxy Our Galaxy: 100 billion stars
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5 Multitude of Galaxies Milky Way is a typical Galaxy! Andromeda (M31) Whirlpool (M51) Universe on the Grandest Scale I The Hubble Deep Field: few 1000 galaxies
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Universe on the Grandest Scale II Dark Matter
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