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Class Information for Winter 2018: ASTRONOMY, Past, Present and Future, 3-6 pm, Thursdays, January 18, 25, February 1 and 8, RH Johnson Lecture Hall (8049)

Session: ASTRONOMY, Past, Present and Future, 3-6 pm, Thursdays, January 18, 25, February 1 and 8, RH Johnson Lecture Hall
Class Categories:
   Nature and Science
Class Size: 99
# Openings: 87
Class Session Date(s): 01/18/18 - 02/08/18
Registration Dates: 10/05/2017 02:30 PM - 01/23/2018 02:30 PM
Current Price: $45.00

Description

Astronomy Course Description: The course begins with the basic science of astronomy and the evolution of telescopes to the discovery of the big bang creation of the universe, the life cycle of the stars and the sun to their death in supernovae and their remnants as white dwarfs and black holes. The course then reviews the solar system's formation, evolution, planets and structure and explores cosmic structure including galaxies, dark matter, dark energy and the expansion of space. The evolution of the universe and the discovery of extraterrestrial life will be final chapter of discussion. The class will be highly interactive and visual with images from space based and ground based telescopes and videos from NASA, ESA, and key science centers. Class instructor:Joseph Aibinder, M.S., is a Sun City Festival resident and Del Webb scholar who served as a Connecticut high school science teacher, a college advanced placement instructor, an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut, and as a NASA Endeavor Teaching Fellow and is also a member of the New Jersey Bar Association.

Session Schedule

Date Times Location
Thursday January 18, 2018 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM RH Johnson Recreation Center:Lecture Hall
 
Thursday January 25, 2018 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM RH Johnson Recreation Center:Lecture Hall
 
Thursday February 01, 2018 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM RH Johnson Recreation Center:Lecture Hall
 
Thursday February 08, 2018 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM RH Johnson Recreation Center:Lecture Hall