Our Night Sky
Alternate Tuesdays • Noon-2 p.m. • [Zoom]
January 19 • February 2, 16 • March 2, 16, (30 no class) • April 6
This course is designed as a survey of the night sky, the constellations and other objects we see each season of the year. Learn of the exciting stories about the mythological figures and how to locate them in the heavens. The sun, moon and stars were used for time-keeping and navigation in our ancient past. This course explains how to explore the skies using your eyes, binoculars and a small telescope. This course will prepare you to become that “Backyard Astronomer” that is hiding inside you. This is an exploration of the science, culture, technology and pleasure of stargazing. The focus will be the view from the Northern Hemisphere. These Great Courses lectures are presented by Professor Edward M. Murphy. Each week, two 30-minute lectures will be presented, followed by a question and answer period.
Instructors/Coordinators: Dennis Hudson and Ellie Monroe