METEORITICS/SOLAR SYSTEM HIST

ISIS 230

Cultural and intellectual history of meteorites, the science of meteoritics and our knowledge of the Solar System. Examination of actual specimens, classification and sourcing using microscope and microprobe analyses. Weathering effects and dating techniques. Interaction with the latest computer simulations and visualizations of planetary, asteroid and meteoroid orbits and collisions, formation of gravitational ring structures and complex travel trajectories. Dynamics of fiery flight through Earth's atmosphere and distribution of fragments on the ground. Methods of finding falls using seismography, Doppler radar and all-sky cameras. Methods of identifying meteorites in the field. Instructor: Gessler

Day / Time: 

W 10:05 AM-01:00 PM

Location: 

Perkins 072

Instructor: 

Gessler, Nicholas

Section: 

01