A Graduate Seminar on “The Science and Exploration of Phobos and Deimos”, sponsored by the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), is being offered for the 2015 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 Phobos and Deimos.
The seminar is jointly organized and led by SSERVI teams at University of Central Florida (CLASS) and Brown University/MIT (SEEED) with many SSERVI-affiliated institutions participating, and will meet in 13 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 Mondays 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.