Welcome to the
AST 101, Astronomy of the Solar System Home Page.
AST 101 will
introduce students to the methods of astronomy and will lead all through a tour
of the solar system, the collection of bodies that circles our star, the
Sun. We will learn about the peculiarities and the similarities of the
members of our solar system, and become familiar with some of the speculation
about its origins. (For a nice web tour of the solar system, check out The
Nine Planets web site at the University of Arizona.)
web site, you will find the course syllabus and
schedule, lab schedule, homework assignments and lab assignments as they are
assigned, as well as a
long list of links that students may find valuable as we travel through our
solar system together during the semester.