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Hayne, Paul Assistant Professor

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  • Paul Hayne is a planetary scientist studying the surfaces and atmospheres of terrestrial planets and icy moons. His research focuses on thermal conditions driving changes in the stability of ice on these planetary bodies, and their effects on climate and habitability. In pursuit of these research goals, Dr. Hayne leads the development of new spacecraft missions and instrumentation, and uses the latest data along with innovative computational models to better understand planetary phenomena.

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  • planetary science, remote sensing, planetary atmospheres, volatiles, polar ice caps, icy satellites, dwarf planets, climate of Mars, lunar science, eclipses, spacecraft instrumentation and technology

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  • ASTR 1030 - Accelerated Introductory Astronomy 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Covers principles of modern astronomy summarizing our present knowledge about the Earth, Sun, moon, planets and origin of life. Requires nighttime observation sessions at Sommers-Bausch Observatory. Required in ASTR major/minor. Like ASTR 1000 and 1010, but taught at a higher intellectual level, including a significant amount of quantitative analysis. Degree credit not granted for this course and ASTR 1000 or ASTR 1010.
  • ASTR 3720 - Planets and Their Atmospheres
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores the physics and chemistry of the atmospheres of Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Titan. Examines evolution of the atmospheres of Earth, Venus, and Mars; and the escape of gases from the Galilean satellites, Titan and Mars; the orbital characteristics of moons, planets, and comets. Uses recent results of space exploration. Elective for APS major and minor. Same as ATOC 3720.
  • ASTR 5800 - Planetary Surfaces and Interiors
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Examines processes operating on the surfaces of solid planets and in their interiors. Emphasizes spacecraft observations, their interpretation, the relationship to similar processes on Earth, the relationship between planetary surfaces and interiors and the integrated geologic histories of the terrestrial planets and satellites. Same as GEOL 5800.
  • ATOC 3720 - Planets and Their Atmospheres
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores the physics and chemistry of the atmospheres of Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Titan. Examines evolution of the atmospheres of Earth, Venus, and Mars; and the escape of gases from the Galilean satellites, Titan and Mars; the orbital characteristics of moons, planets, and comets. Uses recent results of space exploration. Elective for APS major and minor. Same as ASTR 3720.

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