ASTRON 189 - Exoplanet Systems or return to Course Catalog Search
108130 – Section 001
|Faculty of Arts and Sciences||Astronomy||David Charbonneau|
|Term||Day and Time|
|Fall 2016-2017 (show academic calendar)||MWF 10:00 a.m. - 10:59 a.m.|
4 (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit in Faculty of Arts and Sciences is equivalent to:
Graduate and Undergraduate
A survey of the rapidly evolving field of exoplanets with the goal of equipping students with the ability to identify and pursue research questions. Topics include observational methods and instrumentation to detect and characterize exoplanets; properties of stellar hosts; formation and dynamical evolution of planetary systems; composition and physical structure of planets; planetary atmospheres; habitable zones and biosignatures.
Recommended: Astronomy 16, and a course in mechanics at the level of Physics 15a or above.
This course is intended for graduate students and upper division undergraduates concentrating in astrophysics or related fields. Students who do not have a CfA computer account should contact the course head well in advance of the first day of class. Offered in alternate years.
|Eligible for cross-registration|
With permission of instructor/subject to availability
MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.