Astronomy W12/Earth and Planetary Science W12

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Astronomy W12 - The Planets (3 units) (cross-listed with Earth and Planetary Science W12): A tour of the mysteries and inner workings of our solar system. What are planets made of? Why do they orbit the sun the way they do? How do planets form, and what are they made of? Why do some bizarre moons have oceans, volcanoes, and ice floes? What makes the Earth hospitable for life? Is the Earth a common type of planet or some cosmic quirk? This course will introduce basic physics, chemistry, and math to understand planets, moons, rings, comets, asteroids, atmospheres, and oceans. Understanding other worlds will help us save our own planet and help us understand our place in the universe.

Course Number: ASTRON W12 10985, EPS W12 11501
Final Exam: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. (Final exam date is tentative; subject to change by professor
Register/Add Deadline: Sunday, June 11, 2017 at midnight (Pacific Time)