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Galaxies and Cosmology

An introduction to the modern extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, the physical universe, big bang, formation and evolution of galaxies, quasars, and large-scale structure.

Start Date: Jan 01, 2014 Topics: Astronomy


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The class covered: basics of relativistic cosmology; contents of the universe and cosmological tests; formation and evolution of galaxies and large-scale structure; active galactic nuclei; and other topics.


  • Dates: Jan 01, 2014 to Mar 01, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: S George Djorgovski
  • Institution: Coursera
  • Topics: Astronomy

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