Astronomy 121 — Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics
Examines the large-scale structures of the universe, and the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang to the present epoch. Topics include alternate cosmologies, dark matter, cosmic background radiation, and formation and evolution of galaxies and clusters of galaxies. Offered jointly with Pomona and Joint Sciences. Prerequisites: Astronomy 62, Physics 52 or equivalent. Offered alternate years.