Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty
Blogs

Headshot of Bruce Betts

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 11: Exoplanets and Solar System Origin and Formation

Posted by Bruce Betts

25-04-2014 16:30 CDT

Topics: solar system formation, Planetary Society Projects, astronomy, extrasolar planets, citizen science, planetary astronomy, Hubble Space Telescope, pretty pictures, Spitzer Space Telescope, Kepler, Planetary Society Video, explaining science, Planetary Society, explaining image processing

In my 11th class of my Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class at CSUDH, I cover exoplanets and explore the origin and formation of our own solar system. The video is below. For more information about the class, see my class page, http://planetary.org/bettsclass

This lecture covers exoplanets (planets around other stars) including discovery techniques (including radial velocity and transit), current knowledge and characteristics (including recent Kepler announcements), multi-planet systems, and features an interview with exoplanet hunter Dr. Debra Fischer (Yale University). Lecture 11 also covers the origin and formation of the Solar System. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 11: Exoplanets and Solar System Origin and Formation

Lecture 11 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2014 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers exoplanets (planets around other stars) including discovery techniques, current knowledge and characteristics, multi-planet systems, and features an interview with Dr. Debra Fischer (Yale University). Lecture 11 also covers the origin and formation of the Solar System. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.

In the next class I will cover the sun and stars and stellar evolution.

 
See other posts from April 2014

 

Or read more blog entries about: solar system formation, Planetary Society Projects, astronomy, extrasolar planets, citizen science, planetary astronomy, Hubble Space Telescope, pretty pictures, Spitzer Space Telescope, Kepler, Planetary Society Video, explaining science, Planetary Society, explaining image processing

Comments:

Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.
Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis

Blog Search

LightSail - Flight by Light

Support LightSail!

In 2016, The Planetary Society’s LightSail program will take the technology a step further.

I want to help!

Featured Images

Philae's landing site in 3D

Hayabusa-2 spacecraft
Curiosity in-situ science targets at Confidence Hills, sols 758-771
The Confidence Hills work area at the edge of Pahrump Hills outcrop, Curiosity sol 777
More Images

Featured Video

View Larger »

Space in Images

Pretty pictures and
awe-inspiring science.

See More

Join the New Millennium Committee

Let’s invent the future together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook! Twitter! Google+ and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!