TOPS 2001 AST399 Course Credits
This is a directed reading 3-credit college course. Students who are currently graduating high school seniors will take this for college credits through the normal summer program, and the students who are still in high school need to take this through the special UH Summer Scholars Program. The credits will be the same. The course will provide extensive astronomy content instruction (with the theme of exploration of other planetary systems and an astronomical search for origins). We will cover topics on the origin of the solar system, the searches for extrasolar planetary systems and the role that the telescopes on Mauna Kea play in that search, and will integrate concepts of chemistry, biology and environmental science into the program as we discuss the conditions suitable for life in extreme environments, and other places in the solar system where we are searching fo life. We will also integrate aspects of Hawaiian and Polynesian culture into the program through an archaeoastronomy exploration (including a field trip to an astronomically significant heiau and learnign how to do archaeological surveying).
Below are the course requirements:
The school report is due August 10, 2001 to either Karen Meech or Beverly Lynn-Wilson:
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