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SCE 5185: Astroscience (3 cr.)
Astroscience is the study of chemistry, physics and biology from a cosmic viewpoint. It is an extension of the study of chemistry, physics and biology beyond earth's atmosphere and beyond our solar system into interstellar space. Interdisciplinary studies of astrobiology, astrochemistry, astrophysics and astronomy will cover topics such as extraterrestrial life, terraforming Mars, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in interstellar space, analysis of CCD astronomical images, near earth asteroids and interplanetary space travel. Field trips to nearby sites of cosmic interest.
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