Life in the Universe

Astronomy 6 --- Spring 2006

DRL A6 MWF 11 am-12 noon

Instructor: Ravi K. Sheth

Welcome to Life in the Universe. In this class, we will discuss and learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life in the Universe (including on Earth and on other planets and moons of the Solar System). We will discuss topics in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy which are related to Astrobiology and the search for life in the Universe.

Class meets MWF 11.00-12.00pm (DRL 4C6) and
My office hours are Mondays 3-5pm and Thursdays 3-5pm.

NASAs New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt Misson lifts off 19 Jan 2006!
NASAs Stardust Comet Sample Return Mission lands 15 Jan 2006!
Follow along with the Mars Rovers!


Course syllabus (Tentative) Course schedule/outline

Observatory hotline (on a scheduled observing night: is the observatory open?): 8-5995.

Contact me:
Ravi K. Sheth
Office: DRL 4N3 (4th floor, north wing, east end of the hall, south side)
Phone: 215 898 5942 (85942 from campus phones)