Previously Taught Courses
Introduction to the Solar System
Astronomy 106, Spring 2008
This course provides an introduction to the physical characteristics of our solar system. It begins with the origins of the universe and the solar system, and continues with discussions of the sun and each planet. Concepts include planetary orbits, rotation and precession; gravitational and tidal interactions; interiors and atmospheres of the Jovian and terrestrial planets; surfaces of the terrestrial planets and satellites; asteroids, comets, and planetary rings; origin and evolution of the planets.
Astronomy 223, Fall 2010
Astronomy 105, Fall 2011