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Planetary Geology

Course number : 19717   ID : 89111    Class Section : Spring 1
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Take a “space trip” throughout our solar system and beyond. We will start with our Earth and Moon and their geology to compare these two planetary bodies with the other planets and their moons. We will visit Mercury, Venus, Mars, asteroid belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto (with the all-new NASA information). We'll continue outward to the Kuiper Belt and region of the comets until we reach interplanetary space. Finally, we will travel outside of our solar system to explore exoplanets revolving around other stars. Most important, we will cover the origins of our solar system and why our planet Earth is so unique. We will also take two field trips: one trip to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History to view real-time images coming in from the planet Mars, and another trip to the newly renovated Meteorite Museum at the UNM Geology Department.

Class Details

8 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

CE South Building

Carol A. Hill 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/5/2020 - 3/25/2020 Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 107 Carol A. Hill