• Mike Brown, Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy
    Mike Brown, Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy

Invitation for Associates to Participate in Mike Brown's Online Class "Science of the Solar System"

Associates are invited to take esteemed Professor Mike Brown's Caltech-only online course from April 3 to June 12, 2017! You will have access to Caltech student problem sets and solutions to try out and discuss, as well as blog posts from current Caltech students in the course about their classroom experience. Sign up here and watch the video below.

 

Learn about the science behind the current exploration of the solar system in this free class. Use principles from physics, chemistry, biology, and geology to understand the latest from Mars, comprehend the outer solar system, ponder planets outside our solar system, and search for habitability in our neighborhood and beyond. This course is generally taught at an advanced level assuming a prior knowledge of undergraduate math and physics, but the majority of the concepts and lectures can be understood without these prerequisites. The quizzes and final exam are designed to make you think critically about the material you have learned rather than to simply make you memorize facts. The class is expected to be challenging but rewarding.

For more information, please contact Ruby Rico at caltechassociates@caltech.edu or (626) 395-6392.