Galaxies Beyond the Milky Way

Module Code: AA2052

Module Tutor: Victor Debattista

Next Run Date: Sep 2024

Module Credits: 20

Using your knowledge of our own Galaxy, you will be introduced to Galaxies beyond the Milky Way. You will use multi-waveband observations coupled to basic physical principles to understand the phenomena of galaxies in the Universe.

You will cover the following topics: the local universe, the local group of galaxies, clustering of galaxies, evolution and challenges for the future.

Recommended Text Book(s)

Galaxies in the Universe 2nd edition, Linda S. Sparke, John S. Gallagher III, 2007, Cambridge University Press,  ISBN-13 987-0521671866 ; ISBN-10 0521671868 (£35 in paperback).

There are also references to the recommened textbook for AA1051, Introduction to Astronomy:

Universe, 11th edition by R. Geller, R.A.Freedman, W.J. Kaufmann III and ;  W H Freeman, 2019;
ISBN-13: 978-1319248642