One hundred years ago, astronomers discovered the true shape and size of our home galaxy.
A few years later, we discovered that our galaxy is one of trillions in an expanding universe.
Enjoy a seminar style class exploring the foundations of astronomy as well as recent discoveries.
You will be encouraged to suggest topics that interest you to explore.
No prior knowledge is required.
Grinspoon, David. Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future. Grand Central Publishing; 2016.
Tyson, Neil deGrasse. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. W.W. Norton & Co.; 2017
This course is part of our Senior Series, courses designed for older students and offered during the daytime on diverse topics.
• Participate in learning about our universe
• Engage in a personal exploration of the planets of our solar system, as well as those of
• Appreciate how the science of geology was adapted to planetary science
• Ability to critically evaluate media reports on space exploration
Who Should Take This Class?
Everyone who is curious about the universe and our place in it
Anyone who would like to critically read reports about planetary exploration and possibly
participate in citizen science.