Astronomy 1010: Astronomy of the Solar System
Semester: Fall 2011
Class Times: MWF 9:00-9:50am
Location: 201 General Classroom Building
Textbook: The Cosmic Perspective, 6th Edition; Bennett, Donahue, Schneider, and Voit (Pearson/Addison Wesley)
Course Description: Astr1010, Astronomy of the Solar System. Class will cover basic history of astronomy, early and modern observational techniques, the fundamentals of planetary motion and gravitation, formation of the solar system, and an overview of the objects that comprise the solar system. In light of recent discoveries, the current state of our knowledge of extra-solar planetary systems will also be touched upon.
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