AS105: Alien Worlds


Examination of worlds within and outside our solar system. History of NASA and other space explorations. Discovery and properties of hundreds of planets around other stars. Possibility of life on other worlds. Students use telescopes to observe our solar system. 4 cr.

Professor:  Andrew West

Lectures:  Tuesday, Thursday 2:00-3:30 pm


  • Strange New Worlds, 2011, Ray Jayawardhana
  • First Contact, 2011, Marc Kaufman
  • Nemesis, 1990, Isaac Asimov

Course Syllabus: PDF

Video: BUniverse

Kepler Visualization: Kepler