Space Mission – Art of Inquiry



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Course: Space Mission Through the Solar System (10 sessions)
Type: Online live classes
Provider: Art of Inquiry
Your chance to be taught by a former NASA astronaut instructor and astrobiology educator – Julia Brodsky!
When: This course requires a minimum of 5 students to begin.  Starting in January 2023. Book your place now!
Age Suitability: Suitable for 11-12 year olds.
Capacity: 10 students maximum

Course Overview

We start our course by discussing deep concepts of cosmology and physics, such as time, space, matter and gravity, building a foundation for our future explorations, and helping the students see themselves on a cosmic scale.  From there, we move on to discuss the origin and properties of the Solar System.

In the second part of the session, we explore rocky planets, gas giants, the asteroid belt and Jovian and Saturnian moons. In the process, we discuss which planets appear most promising for astrobiology research, and consider the hazards and obstacles we might experience while planning a mission to those planets.

The students are invited to choose a destination and plan a mission, analyze trade-offs and use planning tools.

We also touch upon the ethics of space exploration and terraformation.

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