ASTRO 1700

ASTRO 1700

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From ancient seafarers to the Mars rovers, from Christopher Columbus to the Apollo astronauts, humans have for centuries explored the far reaches of our planet and are now venturing into the solar system and beyond. This course examines the history of such human activity. Among the topics covered are motives for exploration, technological advances that assist exploration, obstacles that must be overcome, the roles of leaders, the spread of information about exploration, and positive and negative consequences of exploration. It is led by Steven Squyres of Astronomy and Eric Tagliacozzo of History, with the assistance of guest lecturers.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1700

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8499ASTRO 1700  LEC 001

  •  8500ASTRO 1700  DIS 201

  •  8501ASTRO 1700  DIS 202

  •  8502ASTRO 1700  DIS 203

  •  8503ASTRO 1700  DIS 204

  •  8504ASTRO 1700  DIS 205

  •  8505ASTRO 1700  DIS 206

  •  8506ASTRO 1700  DIS 207

  • 18615ASTRO 1700  DIS 208