Natural Science

Astronomy for Beginners

Fascinated and perplexed by the night sky? Want to know more about what you are seeing? Then this class is for you! In this class, we will explore astronomy and learn about objects in the solar system and amazing astronomical events that occur on a regular basis. You will develop a richer,deeper appreciation and understanding of the night sky and be able share your learnings with family and friends.

We will cover observational astronomy, which will allow you to identify objects in the sky, understand the phases of the moon, why we have seasons, how the sun shines and what you should expect to see with binoculars and telescopes.

Materials Fee $5 payable to instructor for an electronic version(USB flash drive) of the class presentation and related materials.

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Santa Clara Adult Education
Room G6
18 - &up Mishra 10/22 - 10/22 Tu 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $50.00 View

Astrophysics for Everyone

When you gaze up at the night sky is your sense of awe met with a desire to understand what you are seeing? What exactly are those celestial bodies? Do they move? Are they shrinking or expanding?Are they alive? Why do they appear as points of light to us? How does one actually study and measure such far away objects?

Astrophysics for Everyone is a class that delves into the underlying structure and forces that make up the Universe.This non-technical class begins with the role of matter and energy in the formation of the elegant Universe. We learn how clouds of gases and dust give rise to stars, planets and solar systems. Particular attention is paid to the Sun: how is it powered? and how it will eventually die.

Additional topics include the Big Bang and the creation of the Universe, the power of gravity, how we search for exoplanets that we’re finding almost every day,galaxies, black holes, supernovae, dark matter and energy. The course concludes with current theories about the multiverse and the “Theory of Every-thing”. Questions: [email protected]

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Room D6
18 - &up Mishra 12/10 - 12/10 Tu 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $50.00 View