PTYS 575

Planetary Astrobiology

This course will explore the processes related to planet formation, the properties of planets and the planetary conditions required for the emergence of life. We will study the formation of our Solar System and exoplanetary systems, the distribution and properties of exoplanets, and the potential habitability of other planets/moons in our system or extrasolar systems. The course will also review science cases and possible future astrobiology studies, both in site and via remote sensing, of astrobiologically relevant environments. Toward the end of the semester a few guest lectures will highlight particularly exciting and timely topics. This course is identical to ASTR 575; may be co-convened with ASTR 475. ASTR is home department.

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

Semester Section Instructor(s) Day/Time Location Resources
2019 Spring 001 Eisner/Apai TTH 2:00 - 3:15PM SO 204
2017 Spring 001 Daniel Apai, Eisner