Module Introduction

“See yonder, lo, the Galaxyë
Which men clepeth the Milky Wey,
For hit is shyt.”

Geoffrey Chaucer
The House of Fame, Circa 1380

This module presents an overview of our home galaxy, the Milky Way Galaxy, its characteristics, satellite galaxies, and how it compares to other galaxies.

Objectives

Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of the Milky Way Galaxy
  • Identify the contributors to our understanding of the Milky Way Galaxy