Course description

This course surveys the possibilities for life in the universe and the search for it, against the backdrop of our modern understanding of the cosmos. It covers ideas about the origin of the universe and how structure arises, the formation of stars and planets, how life might have begun on planets, the evolution of life on the Earth, and the search for life elsewhere in the solar system and beyond.

Prerequisites

High school physics and biology

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Online course

Section ID:ASTRO 1199 001-LEC
Number:1188
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
Final exam/project due:Tuesday August 02, 2:30 PM - 4 PM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 2:30 PM - 4 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:El Moutamid, M. (me366)
Max. enroll:25
Notes:Instructor will work with students from different time zones.
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

This course is full. If you would like to be considered for a different class, please send an email to precollege@cornell.edu with the class number. You will want to first check that the class you want is not full before you write to us.

The application deadline for this program has passed. No further applications for this course will be accepted.

See Apply for Online Courses.

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This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.