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 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 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

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

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