• Astronomy

     

    This is a descriptive introduction to Astronomy. Many topics of study include:  the celestial sphere, and the night sky, gravity and the dynamics of celestial bodies, telescopes and the nature of light, our moon, the planets and the sun, stars and their final outcome (white dwarfs, supernovae, pulsars and black holes) the milky way and other galaxies, the origins and fate of our universe and other solar systems. This program will include development of a broad overview of current astronomical theory and familiarization with basic astronomical research techniques through participation in classroom exercises.