ASTRO 183 - Introduction to Space Weather
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
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May not be repeated for credit.
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"Space Weather" is an emerging discipline of space science that studies the conditions in space that impact society and Earth's technological systems. Space weather is a consequence of the behavior of the sun, the nature of Earth's magnetic field and atmosphere, and our location in the solar system. We will explore how living inside the atmosphere of the sun impacts our space age civilization.

Course Objectives:

  • Introduce students to the science of space weather.
  • In this context, increase their familiarity with scientific methods of analyzing systems and solving problems.
  • Lead the students to understand and appreciate the excitement of space exploration and understanding the space environment

Course Outcomes:

  • General, qualitative familiarity by the students with the science of space exploration and the space environment.
  • In this context, increased familiarity with scientific methods of analyzing systems and solving problems.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of science and technology in a societal context
  • Improved ability to engage in life-long learning about science and engineering
  • Greater knowledge of contemporary issues relating to space exploration and the space environment
  • Introduction to Space Weather, 
    Author: Mark B. Moldwin Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2008
    ISBN: 978-0-521-71112-8
  • Course Requirements:

    • Regular homework problems
    • Dorm Room Labs
    • Reports
    • Exams

    Intended Audience:

    Any major, no prerequisites

    Class Format:

    Discussion-based lecture course

ASTRO 183 - Introduction to Space Weather
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 0521861497
An introduction to space weather, Author: Moldwin, Mark., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2008
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