An introduction to the solar system with an emphasis on the sun, major and minor planets, the earth-moon system, asteroids, comets, meteors, etc.; a study of the physical laws of motion and the properties of light. Course work includes instruction in the use of astronomical instruments; some planetarium shows, along with laboratory exercises, are an important part of this course.
These are mainly pre-recorded lectures in MP3 format for students to review for the class. There will also be some video clips with live lectures to follow.
Live Class Lecture 2019 Apr 23 Ch 21 Formation of Stars & Planets Ch 30 Astrobiology
Live Class Lecture 2019 Apr 11 Solar System Exploration
Live Class Lecture 2019 Mar 26 Ch 12 Moons, Rings & Pluto
Live Class Lecture 2019 Mar 12 Ch 9 Cratered Worlds Ch 10 Earthlike Planets
Live Class Lecture 2019 Feb 26 Ch 7 The Solar System & Ch 8 The Earth
Live Class Lecture 2019 Feb 21 Ch 6 Astronomical Instruments
Though I'm not in the class, I am enjoying the lectures. They are well organized and easy to undetstand.