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.

Class Number: ASTRON W12 – 13236, EPS W12 13455
Final Exam: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. (Final exam date is tentative; subject to change by professor
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