Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    
    Oct 22, 2018  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASTRO 2202 - A Spacecraft Tour of the Solar System: Science, Policy and Exploration


(PBS-AS)      
Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading.

A. Hayes.

Writing course designed to develop an understanding of modern solar system exploration. Discussion will center on describing our home planet as a member of a diverse family of objects in our solar system. In addition to studying what we have learned of other planets and satellites from unmanned  spacecraft, we will also discuss the missions themselves and describe the process of how they are selected and developed. Guest lecturers will include political advocacy experts, NASA officials, and science team members of active NASA/ESA missions. Participants will study, debate, and learn to write critically about important issues in science and public policy that benefit from this perspective. Topics discussed include space policy, the potential for life in the ocean worlds of the outer solar system, the search for extrasolar planets and extraterrestrial intelligence, and the exploration of Mars.



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