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A281 - Astrobiology - Syllabus - Spring 2015

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Below is the class syllabus, with links to readings - including pdf of previous semester lecture notes to be read before each class. A detailed list of the readings is found under the "Handouts" link at the left. The updated revised ppt files will be available in pdf format under the "Lec ppt" column. Any entries "TBD" indicate the file has not yet been uploaded.

# Dy Date Read Lec ppt Who Topic
1 Tu 1/13 Primer Data pdf Meech Introduction
2 Th 1/15 pdf #2 pdf Meech Observing Habitable Environments
3 Tu 1/20 pdf #3 pdf Meech Contemporary Environ Issues
4 Th 1/22 pdf #4 pdf Meech Life and its Requirements
5 Tu 1/27 pdf #5 pdf Meech Origin and Evolution of Life
6 Th 1/29 pdf #6 #7 pdf Meech Endogenic Processes: Tectonics, Volcanos
7 Tu 2/03 pdf #8 #9 pdf Meech Endogenic Processes: Atmospheres
8 Th 2/05 pdf #10 #11 Rev TBD Meech Exogenic Processes: Impacts
9 Tu 2/10 pdf pdf #12 #13 pdf Meech Comets, Meteors
10 Th 2/12     Meech Exam 1 Review / Discussion
11 Tu 2/17     Meech Quiz 1
12 Th 2/19 N/A N/A Meech Exam 1 Discuss; Video: Life on Ice; Mars
13 Tu 2/24 pdf #14 #15 TBD Meech Solar System Formation
14 Th 2/26 pdf #16 pdf Meech Evolution of Early Earth
15 Tu 3/03 pdf #17 pdf Meech Life in Extreme Environments
16 Th 3/05 pdf #18 TBD Meech Meteorites, and the ALH84001 Story
17 Tu 3/10 pdf #19 TBD Meech Mars Habitability, Environment, Missions
18 Th 3/12 pdf #20 #21 TBD Meech Outer SS Habitable Environments
19 Tu 3/17 pdf TBD Meech Extrasolar Planets and Habitable Zones
20 Th 3/19 pdf #22 #23 TBD Meech Gaia and Biosphere II
21 Tu 3/24       Spring Break
22 Th 3/25       Spring Break
23 Tu 3/31     Meech Quiz 2
24 Th 4/02     Meech Exam 2 Discuss; Final Projects Discussion
25 Tu 4/07 pdf #24 TBD Meech Space Colonies and Bases
26 Th 4/09 pdf #25 #26 #27 TBD Meech Space Colonies and Bases
27 Tu 4/14 pdf #28 TBD Meech Space Program History
28 Th 4/16 pdf #29 TBD Meech Space Orbits and Transportation
29 Tu 4/21 pdf TBD Meech Space Environment / Hazards
30 Th 4/23 pdf #30 #31 #32 TBD Meech Space Resources
31 Tu 4/28 pdf #33 TBD Meech SETI: Techniques and Programs
32 Th 4/30 pdf #34 TBD Meech Atmospheric Optics
33 Tu 5/05 pdf #35 TBD Meech UFOs
34 Tu 5/12     Meech Final Exam 12:00-2:00pm

Last modified: January 14, 2015
Karen Meech
Institute for Astronomy
2680 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822
meech@ifa.hawaii.edu