Astronomy 1010

Astronomy 1010: Astronomy of the Solar System

Semester:       Fall 2011
Class Times:   MWF 9:00-9:50am
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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