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. PTYS 416 may be co-convened with PTYS 516.
|2019 Fall||001||Walter Harris||TTH 12:30-1:45p.m.||Kuiper 312||Syllabus|
|2018 Fall||001||Renu Malhotra||TTH 9:30-10:45a.m.||Kuiper 312||
|2017 Fall||001||Walter Harris, Vishnu Reddy||TTH 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.||Kuiper 312||