Aspects of star formation are considered, taking into account those observations and models which have a relation to the formation of the solar system. Attention is given to the galactic structure, the stellar properties, planetary indications, interstellar clouds, observations of forming stars, the conditions for cloud collapse, models of star formation, the modeling of secondary features, and aspects of dynamical evolution. Aspects of cosmochemistry are also explored. Questions of chronology are discussed along with nuclide variations, chemical variations among chondritic meteorites, and chemical variations among differentiated objects. A description of planet formation is provided, taking into consideration, gas-dust interaction, sun and accretion disk dynamics, planetesimal swarms, planet-disk interactions, planetary systems, terrestrial planet formation, and gaseous protoplanet contraction.