PSSRI academic and research staff contribute to a range of Open University courses, and planetary or space sciences feature in a variety of courses offered by the Open University.
Current Courses with Planetary and Space Science Content:
Course text: Ch 2: The Sun; Ch 3: The Planets; Ch 6: Is there life beyond the Earth? Supporting materials: Data bank and Image bank, planetarium software, planisphere.
Planets: An Introduction
Modeling the climate
Focussed on terrestrial climate modeling but many concepts relevant to other planets.
Planetary Science and the Search for Life
Front-line 2nd level planetary science course.
The Sun (Ch1 and 2); Extra-solar planets (Ch4); Astronomical observations from space.
Science in Context
Topic 2 (of 7) Near-Earth objects and the impact hazard.
Observing the Universe
Projects on meteorites, asteroid light curves and Mars landing site selection.
The Geological Record of Environmental Change
Section on impacts, specifically the K-T impact (The Cretaceous world)
The multi-disciplinary research undertaken by PSSRI means that staff from the Institute contribute to a wide range of courses. See PSSRI Teaching Contributions