ASTR 6590: Galaxies & the Universe
The universe, its constituents, its large scale structure and its history, in the light of the major thrusts of extragalactic research. The morphology, photometry, dynamics and kinematics of galaxies and their subsystems. Determination of masses, mass-to-light ratios and the "missing mass". Activity in Seyferts, radio galaxies and quasars. Binaries, groups, clusters, and superclusters. The extragalactic distance scale. Galaxy formation and evolution. Confrontation of cosmological theories with observational results.