Phys 214. Planets and Life


Instructor: Dr. Cristina Buzea

Queen`s University

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Stirling Hall, Room 259

Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6

+1 (613) 533-2683 (phone)

+1 (613) 533-6463 (fax)

Electronic mail (click here)


Time: Lectures on Mondays 13:30, Wednesdays 12:30, Fridays 11:30

Place: Stirling A.

No lecture on March 21st, Good Friday.

Last lecture on April 4th, 2008.


Prerequisites: PHYS 104 or 105 or 106 or 107 or CHEM 112 or 116 or permission of the Department.


Description. A course in planetary astronomy intended for students in the life sciences, earth sciences and chemistry who have taken a suitable first-year course. Topics include the solar system, the origin of life on Earth, other planets and planetary systems, extra-terrestrial life.


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