Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

ASTR 101   Solar System Astronomy
Credits1
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DistributionNatural Sciences & Mathematics
Core AreaNone

Deals with the exploration of the solar system through ground-based observations and spacecraft missions. Topics include motions of solar system objects, properties of the solar system, origin and evolution of the solar system, uncovering the nature of objects in our solar system through comparative planetology, detection techniques and characteristics of planets orbiting other stars, and the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe. Evening observing and Ho Tung Visualization Lab sessions supplement lectures.