Astronomy
Term : Summer 2022
Catalog Year : 2021-2022

AST 570 - Astrochemistry

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Description: This course covers the synthesis of elements in stars, partitioning of elements between solids, liquids, and gas during the formation of the Solar System, an overview of the chemistry of extraterrestrial materials, isotopic tools to investigate planet formation, a chemical timeline of the Solar System, and chemical case studies of asteroids, comets, and planets. Co-convened with AST 470. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

Sections offered: Fall 2022

Prerequisite: Admission to Astronomy and Planetary Science PhD