Online Astronomy Classes

Physics 205 on line course with lab

Solar systems

This course focuses on our solar system and solar systems in general. We will cover topics including solar system formation and evolution, terrestrial planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars and Earth, and Jovian planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. We will also discuss other members of the solar system such as comets and asteroids. We will pay special attention to the discovery and understanding of extrasolar planets - systems of planets that orbit stars other than our sun.