Astronomy and AstrophysicsASTR 207 Future Directions/Future Missions

Examines possible key science goals for the next decade, such as planet detection, galaxy formation, and dark energy cosmology; the means for addressing these goals, such as new space missions and/or ground-based facilities; and the political, technical, and scientific constraints on such research. Looks at the role of the Decadel Survey. Examines a few existing programs (DEEP, ALMA, SNAP, NGST) as examples.

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Spring