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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.

 
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