2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 09, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ASTR 002 - The Planets and Space Exploration


Covers much of the same material as ASTR 001 , but with more emphasis on the solar system and past and future projects for its exploration. Topics include the sun, comets and asteroids, planetary and satellite surfaces, and planetary interiors and atmospheres. The principles of rocket flight and the motion of objects in the solar system are treated qualitatively and with simple algebra. Weekly evening observation sessions - required as part of the work of the course - connect the wide-ranging lecture and textbook topics to the real world visible in the skies. Additional appropriate observations may also be assigned from time to time. Not available to students who have taken ASTR 001 . Fulfills the Scientific Perspective.

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: SP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every spring