ASTR380 LECTURE SCHEDULE

Lecture Date
Lecture Topic
Reading
Slides
Sep. 2, 4 Overview and the Scale of the Universe Chap. 3
#1 #2
Sep. 9 Cosmological origins Chap. 3
#3
Sep. 11 Planet formation Chap. 3, 4
#4
Sep. 16, 18, 23, 25 Biological evolution Chap. 5, 6
#5 #6 #7 #8
Sep. 30 The origin of life Chap. 5, 6
#9
Oct. 2 The limits of life: extremophiles Chap. 5, 6
#10
Oct. 7 Mass extinctions Chap. 5, 6
#11
Oct. 9 Midterm (CSS 2400, 9:30 - 10:45 am) Chap. 3 - 6
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Oct. 14, 16 Possible requirements for life Chap. 7.1, 10
#12 #13
Oct. 21, 23, 28 Possibilities for life in the Solar System Chap. 7, 8, 9
#14 #15 #16
Oct. 30, Nov. 4, 6 Extrasolar planets Chap. 11
#17 #18 #19
Nov. 11 The future of life on Earth Chap. 10
#20
Nov. 13 The Drake equation Chap. 12
#21
Nov. 18, 20, 25 Intelligent life in the Universe Chap. 12
#22 #23 #24
Nov. 27 THANKSGIVING
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Dec. 2 UFOs and Alien Visits Chap. 12
#25
Dec. 4, 9 Interstellar travel and the Fermi paradox Chap. 13
#26 #27
Dec. 11 Future missions, terraforming, concluding remarks, tips for final Chap. 13+
#28
Dec. 16 FINAL EXAM (CSS 2400, 8:00 - 10:00 am) Chap. 3 - 13
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