|ASTR 230||Section 1||Spring 2004|
|Jan 23||Size Scales & Our Galaxy||Ch 1 & Ch2 A|
|Jan 26||Cosmology and the Origin of Elements||Ch 2 A|
|Jan 28||The Early Galaxy and the First Stars||Ch 2 B & C|
|Jan 30||From Atoms to Molecules to Clouds||Ch 3 A & B|
|Feb 2||Star Formation||Ch 3 C|
|Feb 4||Origin of planets||Ch 3 D & E|
|Feb 6||Nature of Solar Systems||Ch 3 E|
|Feb 9||Habitable Planets||Ch 3 F|
|Feb 11||Planets of Life||Ch 4 A|
|Feb 13||Nature of Life||Ch 4 A|| |
Talk: "Cosmology and the Origin of the Universe"
Talk: "Probability of the Formation of Silicon-Based Life: What does it Take?"
Talk: "Molecular Theory of the Origins of Life"
Talk: "Extrasolar Planets"
Talk: "Possibility of Life on Titan"
|Feb 20||Talk: "Life on Europa"
|CH 4 A
|Feb 23||Guest Speaker: Brian Fields-- "Killer Supernovae"|
Talk: "Searching for the Building Blocks of Life in Interstellar Dust Clouds"
Talk: "Crop Circles"
Talk: "How Deep Sea Life Might Reflect Extraterrestrial Life"
Talk: "The Truth and Scientific Basis of The X-Files"
|Mar 1||Origin of Life||Ch 4 A & B|| |
|Mar 3||Origin of Life 2||Ch 4 C & D|
|Mar 5||Alternatives||Ch 4 E, F, and G|
|Mar 8||Life in the Solar System||CH 5 A and B|
|Mar 10||Life in the Solar System 2||Ch 5 C and D|
|Mar 12||Hour Exam|
|Mar 15||Biological Evolution||Ch 6 A|
Talk: "Capacity for Interstellar Travel"
Talk: "Biological Implications of Space Colonization"
Talk: "Terraforming Mars"
Talk: "SETI Program"
Talk: "Preparing and Launching a Manned Mission to Mars: A Start to Galactic Exploration"
Talk: "It's the End of the World as We Know It...: Estimating L"
|Mar 22-26||Spring Break|
|Mar 29||Origin of Intelligence||Ch 6 B|
|Mar 31||Cultural Evolution||Ch 7 A|
Talk: "Film Representation of Extraterrestrial Life: Implications for Life in Space"
Talk: "Extraterrestrial Life in Television: Star Trek to Futurama"
Talk: "Possibilities and Problems of interstellar Communication"
Talk: "Aliens: Violent Invaders or Explorers"
Talk: "Evidence and Problems of Extraterrestrial Life Visitation on Earth"
Talk: "Possible Representation of UFO's in Ancient Art"
|Apr 7||Evolution of the World View||CH 7 B|
|Apr 9||Lifetime||CH 7 C|
Talk: "Marketing to Mars and Beyond"
Talk: "Financial Feasibility of Space Exploration"
Talk: "Alien Abductions: Fact or Fiction"
Talk: "Life Without a Planet: Orbiting Life?"
Talk: "Automatic Self-Replicating Space Probes: Is ET Already Watching?"
Talk: "Credibility of Abduction Stories Based on Profiles and Characteristics of the Victims"
|Apr 16||Drake Equation-- Putting it all together
Talk: "Artificial Intelligence: Will ET be a Robot?"
Talk: "The Economics of Searching for ET"
|Apr 19||Communication||Ch 8 A,B and Ch 9 A, B, C|
|Apr 21||Communication 2||Ch 9 D, E|
|Apr 23||Future of Civilization||Ch 7 D, Ch 10 A|
|Apr 26||Travel||Ch 7 D, Ch 10 A|
|Apr 28||Travel 2||Ch 10 A|
|Apr 30||Visitations||Ch 10 B|
|May 3||Contact||Ch 10 C|
|May 5||Review||Research Papers Due!|
|1:30-4:30 pm, Friday May 7||FINAL EXAM|