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Planets in the Universe

AST 205

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This is an introductory course in astronomy focusing on planets in our Solar System, and around other stars (exoplanets). First we review the formation, evolution and properties of the Solar system. Following an introduction to stars, we then discuss the exciting new field of exoplanets; discovery methods, earth-like planets, and extraterrestrial life. Core values of the course are quantitative analysis and hands-on experience, including telescopic observations. This SEN course is designed for the non-science major and has no prerequisites past high school algebra and geometry. See for important changes
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Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 46
  • Capacity: 125
  • Class Number: 20041
  • Schedule: TTh 01:30 PM-02:50 PM