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Faculty of Arts and SciencesAstronomyJohn Johnson
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2017-2018  (show academic calendar)TuTh   2:30 p.m. - 3:59 p.m.Science Ctr 309A (FAS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate and Undergraduate

A survey of the rapidly-evolving field of the detection and characterization of planets orbiting other stars. Topics includes proto-stellar collapse and star formation; protoplanetary disk structure; models of planet formation; methods of detecting extrasolar planets; composition and physical structure of planets; planetary atmospheres; habitable zones; greenhouse effect; and biosignatures.

Recommended: Astronomy 16.

This course in similar in content to Astro 189. Either Astro 110 or Astro 189 will be offered in 2014-2015.

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.