GEOL1090-A Stars, Planets & The Cosmos    (Summer 2013)

Course Details
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Course Details

Session, Dates: 7 (06/03/2013 - 07/27/2013)

Days: W

Time: 06:00 - 10:00 pm

Location: Moon Campus

Room: John Jay 248

Seats Available: 18 Seats

Credits: 3

Course Description

This course examines the nature and distribution of the stars and galaxies in the universe. Theories of Newton, Kepler, Einstein, and Hawking, among others, are reviewed to aid the student to understand the processes of star formation. Aspects of gravity, nuclear fusion, chemical evolution, radio astronomy, black holes, pulsars, and the Big Bang theory are discussed. The course also reviews and examines the properties and characteristics of the planetary bodies in the solar system. The potential uses of zero gravity environments for industrial purposes, the mining of planetary bodies, and space travel are discussed. Principles of scientific inquiry are integrated throughout the course.

About The Instructor

Kenneth A. LaSota, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geology & Earth Sciences
 Science

lasota@rmu.edu
412-397-4035 phone
412-397-3277 fax
John Jay 217

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