ASTR 201

The Search for Life in the Universe

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-3-0

A general science course designed to be accessible to students not majoring in science. An overview of modern scientific thought on the possibility of life beyond Earth and the current research being done to find it; the likeliest locations of life in our Solar System; the hunt for planets around other stars; the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Laboratories on alternate weeks; practical work includes observations with campus telescopes.


  • Minimum second-year standing.

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

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

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

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