ASTR 1 Exploration of the Solar System
An introduction to the study of the nine major planets and their natural satellites, together with asteroids and comets. Topics to be discussed include formation and evolution of the early solar system, Terrestrial and Jovian planetary surfaces and atmospheres, comparative planetology, and the collision of planetary bodies. Course material will include results from recent planetary spacecraft missions. Labs include making observations with telescopes. No prerequisite. Supplemental course fee required.
InstructorBrown (spring), Staff (summer)
Distributive and/or World Culture
Offered17S: 11, 17X: 10, 18S: 11