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The Origin and Evolution of the Moon

Academic Graduate-level Course

Before November 4th: EDT (UT-4)
After November 4th: EST (UT-5)


Lecture: 1 hour; Discussion: 30 minutes

Semester 1 - Fall 2018

Course Overview
A Graduate Seminar on “The Origin and Evolution of the Moon”, sponsored by the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), is being offered for the 2018 fall term (September – December). The goal of the course is to identify and investigate major outstanding questions and scientific and exploration goals for robotic and human exploration of the Earth’s Moon.

The seminar is jointly organized and led by SSERVI teams at Brown University (SEEED) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE) and with many SSERVI-affiliated institutions participating, and will meet in 14 weekly sessions that feature lectures given by leaders in the field. The format also provides an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Online lectures will be held on Wednesdays at 3 pm EDT/EST [1 hr lecture + 30 min discussion]. Details including the reading list for each lecture are available by clicking "Class Schedule." The online lectures are accessible through Adobe Connect in real-time and will be recorded for reference Click on "Adobe Connect Login" to join an online session.

Using the online lectures as a cornerstone, individual universities may determine additional requirements for course credit. Typically this involves additional directed discussion led by a local faculty member and reviews/presentation by students at their home institution.