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ASTR 101 A   Solar System Astronomy Back to Results  


InstructorBalonek, Thomas J.
MeetsMWF 120-210, HO 101
RestrictionsNo 2015
DistributionNat Science/Math Requirement
Core AreaNone

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An introductory course dealing with the exploration of the solar system through ground-based observations and spacecraft missions. Topics include motions of solar system objects, properties of the solar system, origin and evolution of the solar system, uncovering the nature of objects in our solar system through comparative planetology, detection techniques and characteristics of planets orbiting other stars, and the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe. Evening observing and Ho Tung Visualization Lab sessions supplement lectures. Offered in the fall only.