Arizona State Univ offers Online Course on Solar Systems Astronomy

Arizona State University will be conducting an online course on Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy. The objective of the course is to explore the exciting world of modern solar systems astronomy.

About The Course:

The introductory course cover the history of astronomy, properties of light, instruments, the study of the solar system and nearby stars.

During the course, student will learn about the Discovery Channel Telescope, the Lowell Observatory, the Challenger Space Center, and Meteor Crater, the world's best-preserved meteorite impact site on Earth.

Students will also get an opportunity to virtually walk through the Lunar Exploration Museum and Mars Space Flight Facility, where ASU scientists are using spacecraft instruments on Mars to explore the geology and mineralogy of the red planet.

Online Course on Solar Systems Astronomy

Syllabus:

  • The origins, structure, contents and evolution of our solar system
  • How to use algebra and order-of-magnitude estimates to obtain quantitative, scientific results
  • How to give clear explanations of physical phenomena

Prerequisites:

  • Candidate must enroll in the verified certificate option to be eligible upon completion of the course
  • Candidate must abide to all course and academic integrity policies throughout the entire course
  • Candidate must receive a passing grade in the course

Course Details:

  • Course Starts on: August 20
  • Course Length: 8 weeks

For more information on the course visit the website

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