This course is a survey of the solar system: physical properties of the planets, comets, and asteroids; origin of the solar system; search for extrasolar planetary systems; search for life in the universe; current results of recent planetary space missions; night sky observation.
 

Teaching Assistants

Zoe Bellis
Jacob Payne
 

Lab Schedule - FALL 2022

Week of Lab
22 Aug – 26 Aug No Lab – First Week of Classes
29 Aug – 2 Sep Active Learning
5 Sep – 9 Sep No Lab – Labor Day Week 
12 Sep – 16 Sep Exploring the Sky
19 Sep – 23 Sep Van Allen Observatory/Angular Size
26 Sep – 30 Sep Van Allen Observatory/Angular Size
3 Oct – 7 Oct Lunar Observations
10 Oct – 14 Oct Exoplanets
17 Oct – 21 Oct Spectroscopy
24 Oct – 28 Oct  Jupiter and Saturn/Project Workday (intro here, worksheet here)
31 Oct – 4 Nov Jupiter and Saturn/Project Workday
7 Nov – 11 Nov  Image Analysis II
14 Nov – 18 Nov Earth's Changing Climate
21 Nov – 25 Nov No Lab – Fall Break Week
28 Nov – 2 Dec Martian Landscapes
5 Dec – 9 Dec Project Presentations, Projects Due (intro here)
2 Dec – 16 Dec No Lab – Exam Week