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Astronomy 5610 (formerly ASTR 551)
Galactic Structure and Stellar Populations
Copyright 2000, Axel Mellinger.
WARNING: In the autumn of 2010 a malicious hack of the UVA astronomy web server resulted in the loss of all of the course materials (and backups) for this class, including the lecture notes, which are the product of two decades of development. And in 2015 the university shutdown our department web server, which required migration to the faculty.virginia.edu/ASTR5610 site. Thus this website is still in flux and you may find that some links and figures are missing. Use at your own risk. Please be patient while we work through this.
The lecture notes for ASTR 5610 will be posted
here, usually the day of the relevant lecture, but some in advance.
Most will be in
HTML format for easiest retrieval over the Web, but you may need an Adobe PostScript or Acrobat reader for some
If you print out the notes, please use the department printers sparingly for this!!
Some sets of notes will have good coverage of the lecture,
but others will hit only the main points and some of the more important
figures. You should plan to fill in the other presented material with
your own notes.
Regardless of this generous posting of lecture material, you
should plan on attending all lectures.
COURSE NOTES STILL "RAW" BEYOND THIS POINT
Section 8: The Distance Scale Problem
Section 9: Biases in Galactic/Extragalactic Astronomy
Section 10: The Size and Structure of the Milky Way and its Stellar Populations
Section 11: Age Dating Other Galactic Populations
Section 12: Galactic Kinematics
Section 13: Milky Way Formation Scenarios
Section 14: Stellar Population Studies with Integrated Light
- Models and Methods
- High Redshift Stellar Populations
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