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ASTRON 189 - Exoplanet Systems or return to Course Catalog Search

108130 – Section 001   

Faculty of Arts and SciencesAstronomyDavid Charbonneau
TermDay 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 Level
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.

Exam Group

Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.