ASTR 216 A: The Impact Threat to Earth

Spring 2024
Meeting:
TTh 10:00am - 11:20am / PAA A110
SLN:
10570
Section Type:
Lecture
Instructors:
Toby R. Smith
IMPACTS! *TARGET EARTH:THE EARTH HAS BEEN HI BY LARGE ROCKS IN THE PAST, AND IT WILL GET HIT BY LARGE ROCKS IN THE FUTURE. THIS CLASS WILL EXPLORE THE HISTORY AND THE FUTURE OF IMPACTS ON EARTH, AND INVESTIGATE QUESTIONS LIKE: WHY ARE WE HIT, HOW OFTEN ARE WE HIT, HOW BIG IS THE STUFF THAT HITS US, AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? *REQUEST PERMISSION & ADD CODE IF YOU HAVE NOT TAKEN A 100-LEVEL OR HIGHER ASTRO COURSE.
Catalog Description:
Earth has been hit by large rocks in the past, and will be hit by such rocks in the future. Explores the history and future of impacts on Earth. Investigates why and how often we are hit, how big is the material that hits us. What can we do about it? Recommended: ASTR 101 or ASTR 150. Offered: Sp.
GE Requirements Met:
Natural Sciences (NSc)
Credits:
3.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
February 16, 2024 - 12:47 pm