Exploring the Solar System

Course Code: NATS 1570 M 3.0

Instructor's Name: Pat Hall

Course Description:

This course will look at the solar system. We will start with earth as our template for a planet, and then look at the nature of the other planets. This will include looking at the various missions we have used to explore the solar system and their results. We will look at the smaller solar system bodies like moons, asteroids and comets as well. We will look at the current models of how we think the solar system formed and how it has evolved over time.

Course Format:

Three lecture hours per week.

Course Credit Exclusions:

SC/NATS 1740 6.00, SC/NATS 1880 6.00, SC/NATS 1750 6.00. NCR Note: No credit will be retained if this course is taken after the successful completion of SC/PHYS 1070 3.00. Not open to any students enrolled in the Astronomy Stream.

Mathematical Content:

No mathematical ability beyond essential grade 10 math.

Course Outlines:

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