PTYS 516

Asteroids, Comets and Kuiper Belt Objects

This is an introduction to the "minor planets," the asteroids, comets and Kuiper Belt objects. The focus will be on origin and evolution (including current evolution), as well as techniques of study. It will include an evening at the telescope of an asteroid search program. Graduate-level requirement includes some original work or calculations in the paper/project submitted and to research one of the primary topics and lead the class discussion of it. May be co-convened with PTYS 416.

Course Level Other: 
PTYS Graduate Elective
Course Credits: 
3
Course Type: 
Graduate

Semester Section Number Instructor(s) Day/Time Location Resources
2021 Fall 001 Walter Harris TTH 2:00-3:15p.m. Kuiper 312
2020 Fall 001 Pierre Haenecour TTH 11:00a.m.-12:15p.m. Kuiper 312 Syllabus
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