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Ms. Adrian Buckridge
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Date Created: 09/18/15
Admin 1 Class website 2 Discussion sections Tuesday period4 10 4011 30am Bryant 3 Wednesday period 8 3pm3 50pm Bryant 7 Thursday period 5 1145arn12 35pm Bryant 3 of ce hr Thursday period 7 140pm 2 40pm Bryant 302 3 Homework 7 due 6pm Saturday 29th Nov will appear on class website soon 4 Telescope observing project see class website due Tuesday 25th Nov 5 Use name tags in class 6 Reading Intro Chapters 113 not 134 14 15 Final Exam Tuesday 9th December in class About 12 of the questions will be on material since midterm 2 l Weighing the Milky Way All the stars amp gas in the Milky Way are on orbits 7 This keeps gravity from collapsing the galaxy 7 This allows us to measure the mass of the galaxy using Newton s adaptation of Kepler s Third Law M W 7 a 26000 LY 16 x 109 AU 7 P 225 x 108 years Mganxy t Mun 2X10 This estimate tells us how much mass is inside the Sun s orbit Key Concepts Lecture 31 The Milky Way and Other Galaxies Our first encounter with Dark Matter too much mass in our Galaxy The Center of Our Galaxy A Supermassive Black Hole Historical debate on the existence of galaxies beyond the Milky Way Can we write this in terms of the speed Newton s version of Kepler s 3rd law Malax Mm a31gt2 P distance speed P 21 a v 0C a V Malax Msun 0c a v2 We see that v is approximately constant in galaxies does not depend on a Therefore the Mass inside radius a increases linearly with a Mass oflhe Milky Wa Dark Matter mmmnaummnmcmmps MM u ammmwznmnw WM r m I a New W WNW r d mm smgm m my 9 9 3quot My 39Exvncsubammxcpamdes m5 mmmmmmm 4 m u Mmmwmmymymmm wwwmw mdmymm pm mmrommmm 5 m1 ymmmmm W rhggmumme Makwa Theexadcenteruf Seagagging 155 Bur Galaxym Em Mm bngm suurce ny v x 7 Anxymms 31 Law 7 y mamMm me m hm mum 45mm whim AbbckhduVexy 39 3 NW 7 mmw mmmmmm mm nun w m mm Other Galaxies The Nebulae Astronomers Hershel amp Messler etc cataloged thousands ofnebula e Nebula were fuzzy amp nonstellar 7 Almost no detall could be seen Wlth mall telescopes e To the eye many appeared to be somewhat attened What Were they e Immanuel Kant 17244804 Island Unwersequot r e they were other galaxles e preneSrmon de Laplace Nebular Hypotheslsquot r e they were new stars formlng ln our own Galaxy The Nebular Band Wagon Early in the 1900 s the nebular hypothesis was widely believed James Jeans showed that a collapsing gas cloud should be attened Supported by poor observations 7 Eg claimed Parallax ofAndromeda The Nature of the Nebulae In the 18th century the race Was on to build bigger telescopes e Hershel bullt largertelescopes In the early 1800s Tnedto bulld hls own Money from George 111 e burlt a 500 long telescope e 1850 Earl ofRoss bullt a o a dla telescope He was the rstto see splral structurequot Photography revealed the nebula Isa c R0 e s found most were splrals 1880 e James Keeler estlmates 100000 nebulae could be seen wlth the chk telescopes Spectra e Jullus Schelner of German 1896 Andromeda had absorptron llnes srmrlarto stars Some nebula mustbe made of stars e Vesto Sllpher ofLowell Observatory 1912 r ar shuts forgalaxles up to 1800lcmsec Muchlargerthan for Galacac stars e dlfferent group of objects Variabili e supemoya 1885 ln Andromeda s Andromeda enear center sputter of protostarv n t The CurtisShapley Debate See also link section of class web page April 1920 after a dinner at the US National Academy of Selences Summarized the arguments over the nature of galaxies model hypothesis The Controversy Ends 0 Walter Baade used the 100 Mt Wilson telescope to resolve the disk of Andromeda into stars Hubble identi ed Cepheid variables in Andromeda 7 Sent a note to Shapley You will be interested to hear that I have found a Cepheid variable in the Andromeda Nebula Feb 19 1924 7 Andromeda was 1000000 LY away Herbert Curtis represented the island universe Harlow Shapley represented the nebular Cepheid Variables Henrietta Leavitt at Harvard College 1908 7 Studied plates from Peru for variable stars 7vmi 7 Her plates included the large Magellanic cloud l 39 Nearest galaxy to the Milky Way J I All stars at the same distance A mm mm 7 She noted brighter pulsating stars had longer periods ES Period luminosity relationship mummnm n1 4 a s w Fenml ways We live in one of a multitude of galaxies 7 Each degree of the sky holds gt700000 galaxies 7 There are gt2x1010 galaxies in the sky The universe is truly vast 7 HDF about angular size of a grain of sand at your feet


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