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Introduction to Planetary Science

Geology 16

Fall 2007

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Info:

  • Time & Place: Tues, 6:30-9:50, E211
  • Instructor: Colette Salyk
  • Office: E210A
  • Email: colette 'at' caltech.edu
  • Office hours: By appointment only
  • Class text: The Planetary System, 3rd edition, by David Morrison & Tobias Owen
  • Documents:

  • Syllabus
  • Schedule
  • Planetary Science in the News Assignment
  • Midterm study guide
  • Recommended Reference Web Pages:

  • NASA Planetary Webpages
  • The Nine Planets
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day
  • Ask an Astronomer, Cornell astronomy page
  • Astronomy Cafe
  • Web Pages for Planetary Science in the News:

  • AAAS Eureka Alert
  • NY Times Science Section
  • Astronomy Magazine
  • Space.com
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory News
  • Problem Sets:

  • Problem Set 1 , due Sep 4
  • Problem Set 2 , due Sep 11
  • Problem Set 3 , due Sep 18
  • Problem Set 4 , due Oct 2
  • Problem Set 5 , due Oct 9
  • Problem Set 6 , due Oct 30
  • Problem Set 7 , due Nov 6
  • Problem Set 8 , due Nov 20
  • Homework replacement , due one week after the lecture you attend
  • Many thanks to Toby Smith and Andrew West whose great teaching ideas I borrowed with abandon.