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Lecture Outlines

Lecture 1: Is There Life on Mars?

Lecture 2: Important Concepts in Scientific Reasoning

Lecture 3: Early Discoveries about the Earth and Sky

Lecture 4: Early Discoveries about the Earth and Sky (cont.)

Lecture 5: The Copernican Revolution

Lecture 6: Matter and Energy in the Universe

Lecture 7: Matter and Energy in the Universe (cont.)

Lecture 8: The Earth-Moon System

Lecture 9: The Earth-Moon System (cont.)

Lecture 10: Comparative Planetology I. The Terrestrial Planets

Lecture 11: Comparative Planetology II. The Gas Giants

Lecture 12: The Outer Solar System and ``Debris''

Lecture 13: The Origin of the Solar System

Lecture 14: Understanding Electromagnetic Radiation

Lecture 15: Understanding Electromagnetic Radiation (cont.)

Lecture 16: The Sun

Lecture 17: The Properties of Stars

Lecture 18: Star Birth and Death

Lecture 19: Our Galaxy

Lecture 20: Our Galaxy and Other Galaxies

Lecture 21: The Expanding Universe, Distant Galaxies, and Quasars

Lecture 22: The Big Bang, Nucleosynthesis, and the Formation of Structure

Lecture 23: Dark Matter, Baryons vs. Non-Baryons, and the Fate of the Universe

Lecture 24: Is There Other Intelligent Life in the Universe?

Lecture 25: Other Life? (cont.)