ASTR 4800 - Space Science: Practice and Policy Course uri icon

Overview

description

  • Exposes students to current controversies in science that illustrate the scientific method and the interplay of observation, theory, and science policy. Students research and debate both sides of the issues, which include strategies and spin-offs of space exploration, funding of science, big vs. small science, and scientific heresy and fraud. Recommended prerequisite: one year of college level astronomy or physics.

instructor(s)

  • Baker, Daniel N  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
  • Blum, Lauren W  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
  • Burns, Jack O  
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
  • Esposito, Larry W  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020