ASTR 255

Introduction to Planetary Science

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

An overview of the study of planetary systems. The main focus is on our Solar System, but the course includes the study of planets outside the Solar System. Topics covered include: basic planet formation, planetary orbits, measurements of the properties of planets, study of extrasolar planets, the Earth-Moon system.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ASTR 255, ASTR 304.

Pre- or Co-requisites:

Undergraduate course in Astronomy offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science.

Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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