Fall 2012
Hey My name is Baljit Kaur and I'll be editing this Cosmology page. I have found some really interesting sites that will briefing explain what is Cosmology and things that are related to it. I hope you guys enjoy going through the websites and learn something about Cosmology.

Cosmology

Cosmology is the study of universe that involves the origin and evolution of how it was form, how old the universe is and so on. Cosmology has different meaning when it comes to " What is Cosmology?". Cosmology can be found in religion, philosophy, or even in physics. Cosmology has expanded in the last few years, giving us information how the structure, origin, and evolution of the Universe have obtain by advance telescope and space observatories.


Cosmology
http://www.pbs.org/faithandreason/intro/cosmo-frame.html
Author: Counterbalance Foundation
Last updated: 1995
Date reviewed: 10/21/12
Reviewed by: Baljit Kaur
Accuracy: The information seem to be accurate to some level because the people who wrote the website seems to take cosmology more towards religion rather than as astronomy figure.
Readability and Clarity: The audience seems to be everyone but the website focus more on religion. So I believe the writers on this website seem to pull audience to believe that cosmology is part of religion rather than being part of science or astronomy.
Ease of Navigation: It is easy to find out more about this topic. There are some related topic links attach to the websites as well as related media links.


Introduction:
November 18, 2012
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9988-instant-expert-cosmology.html
Author: Stephen Battersby
Last updated: September 4, 2006
Date reviewed: November 18, 2012
Reviewed by: Baljit Kaur
Accuracy: The information given in this website seems accurate and it was very detailed. The fact given on this website really explain in detail what is cosmology and its relation to astronomy.
Readability and Clarity: The author probably target high school students or college students as their audience because the writing seems to be that grade level. The reading isn't hard to read.
Ease of Navigation: This website doesn't give more information about cosmology but instead it gives out links related to history of cosmology and resources. There aren't any external to this site.


Cambridge Cosmology
http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/research/gr/public/cos_home.html
Author: University of Cambridge
Last updated: 1996
Date reviewed: November 18, 2012
Reviewed by: Baljit Kaur
Accuracy: There wasn't much information given on the website beside some main points that were related to cosmology.
Readability and Clarity: When I click on the main points that are listed on the website. It seems like the reading level was for high school students and college students.
Ease of Navigation: It was easy to get more information about this topic on this website. There was more pages to this pages but those pages was giving us the main points about cosmology.


Cosmology
http://www.superstringtheory.com/cosmo/index.html
Author: Patricia Schwarz
Last updated: Not listed
Date reviewed: November 18, 2012
Reviewed by: Baljit Kaur
Accuracy: The website seems to be accurate. The information provided by the author was reliable.
Readability and Clarity: The reading level on this website seems to be middle school and above. It's very easy to read.
Ease of Navigation: The website provided more information about other resources which were somewhat related to cosmology. There weren't any external to this site.


Why (Almost All) Cosmologists are Atheists
http://preposterousuniverse.com/writings/nd-paper/
Author: Sean M. Carroll
Last updated: Not listed
Date reviewed: November 18, 2012
Reviewed by: Baljit Kaur
Accuracy: The information given seems to be accurate because it focuses on religion and science and the combination in between them.
Readability and Clarity: The audience seems to high school students and college students. The reading wasn't that hard to read.
Ease of Navigation: This website doesn't provide any links to other sources related to the topic and nor it has more pages beyond this page.




Cosmology: The Study of the Universe
http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/m_uni.html
By: author unknown
Audience: High School students +
Summary: This website provides a short and simple definition of Cosmology. Bullet points outline the definition with important facts about the topic to make the concept of cosmology easy to understand. This page also includes different tabs the reader can click on to further read about the topic. The length of the article makes it approachable for all readers, yet it accomplishes to give important information through short sentences.
Opinion: Nice and straight forward.


Frequently Asked Questions in Cosmology
http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/cosmology_faq.html

By: Edward L. Wright
Audience: High school and College students
Summary: This link begins with a list of about forty of the most asked questions about Cosmology. Simply clicking on one of the blue highlighted questions will give an in-depth answer to that specific question. all of the questions are different but are some of the most asked questions when it comes to the topic of cosmology. After these questions are models, evidence and more important information given to the reader.
Opinion: This site offered the answer to many different types of questions which I found to be very helpful and informative.

A Brief History of Cosmology
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Cosmology.html
By: David Wands
Audience: Students and [[#|Teacher]]
Summary: This site is perfect to inform the reader of the history of Cosmology. Such legendary figures such as Copernicus, Newton, and Galileo are used in great detail to describe the origin of Cosmology. Each figure is individually highlighted to provide even more information about that person with just the click of the mouse. The information is quite lengthy but it gives important information.
Opinion: For me, the site was somewhat lengthy but it is packed with useful information.


The Universe Adventure
http://www.universeadventure.org/
By: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Physics Division
Audience: ALL
Summary: This witty site is composed of four sections which are the: fundamentals, evidence, eras, and final frontier. Each section provides information regarding Cosmology as well as fascinating pictures to provide a visual for the readers. At the end of each section are witty quotes that explain each concept in an amusing way. Each picture describes what the text is trying to explain which is very helpful.
Opinion: Very entertaining and contains beautiful photographs.


Cosmic Journey: A history of Scientific Cosmology
http://www.aip.org/history/cosmology/
By: Center for History of Physics.
Audience: Students, teachers and all interested in Cosmology
Summary: This is an excellent website because it contains different categories to explore as well as beautiful pictures to admire. The main topic of the site is of course cosmology but there are divisions and ideas. Such ideas listed to explore are: The Mechanical Universe, The expanding Universe, The Start of Scientific Cosmology, and Big Bang or steady state. Each category is lengthy but packed with information about Cosmology.
Opinion: This is easy to understand and I liked the fact that there are so many different topics within the same topic of Cosmology discussed.