My Birkbeck Journey

I am keeping this as the main page to document and record my journey through the BSc in Planetary Science with Astronomy at the Birkbeck University of London. (All the links are below to the relevant posts. (A work in progress)

A little about this course from Birkbeck website:

This is a very exciting time for planetary science, with new data being returned by spacecraft from the Moon, Mars, Venus and Saturn, with forthcoming missions to Jupiter, Pluto, several asteroids and a comet, and with planets now being discovered orbiting other stars. There is also considerable scientific interest in the likelihood of life elsewhere in the universe. On this course, you can learn more about all of this and develop your knowledge of the solar system and its astronomical context. You can also study by distance learning, wherever you are in the world.

This course is also available for full-time evening study over three years.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Their Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences has been offering evening study courses for over 70 years and is ranked in the top three departments in the country.
  • You will learn in an environment of active research and be taught by lecturers who are working at the forefront of their specialisms.
  • Studying with them will give you access to world-class research facilities.
  • They retain close links with UCL’s Department of Earth Sciences, sharing expertise, facilities and events across the two institutions, including live streaming of lectures and digital lecture notes. In their joint submission with UCL, Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences at Birkbeck were rated sixth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • They are part of the joint UCL-Birkbeck Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences (IEPS). The Institute hosts a NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility, which contains an archive, unique in the UK, of NASA planetary science image data, and this will be used extensively for teaching and project work.
  • Some modules include residential field trips to sites in Greece, Morocco, Scotland, Spain and Wales.

 

Currently, the modules that I am attending for the first semester are:

Year 1 – 2017/2018

Semester 1:

  • Geology of the Solar System I: Introduction to Planetary and Lunar Geology Which is on every Tuesday night.
    • Week 1 – I missed this but will post when I have caught up on this
    • Week 2 – I missed this but will post when I have caught up on this
    • Week 3 –  Lecture 3 –
  • Introduction to Geochemistry Which I attend every Wednesday Night
    • Week 1 – I missed this but will post when I have caught up on this
    • Week 2 – I missed this but will post when I have caught up on this
    • Week 3 –  Lecture 3 –
  • Introduction to Geology Which I attend every Thursday Night
    • Week 1 – I missed this but will post when I have caught up on this
    • Week 2 – I missed this but will post when I have caught up on this
    • Week 3 –  Lecture 3 –

Semester 2:

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