L&S C70T The Planets
Our Solar System contains profound mysteries, some that still stump astronomers and geologists. What are planets made of? Why do they orbit the Sun in only certain ways? How do planets form, and why do some have bizarre moons? What makes the Earth hospitable to life? Is the Earth a common type of planet or some cosmic quirk? This course will explore the mysteries of planets, moons, rings, comets, asteroids, atmospheres and oceans. Understanding other worlds will help us save our own planet and help us understand our place in the universe. Students in this class will have the opportunity to observe through a telescope.