Science for You: Astronomy with the Hubble Telescope


Gear head brain  log for 'Aging Brain" Every Thursday • 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. • Zoom

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September 10, 17, 24 • October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • November 5, 12, 19, (26 no class) • December 3

In its 30 years, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has revolutionized our understanding of the universe both near and far. This introductory course, appropriate both for those new to astronomy and experienced stargazers, presents the scientific stories behind 22 of HST’s most spectacular images, chosen for their visual beauty and scientific impact. Each image is discussed in both its broad astrophysical context and the specific implications of its findings. The course emphasizes how HST’s unique capabilities have made its discoveries possible and includes hundreds of other astronomical photos, historical images, diagrams and animations that go deep into the fascinating scientific stories behind each of HST’s iconic images. This course is based on two Great Courses lecture series presented by Professor David M. Meyer that explore the solar system, stars and nebulae, galaxies and the universe at large, and then focus on details of the Milky Way galaxy. Come explore the universe through these breathtaking images. 

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Instructors/Coordinators: Susan Hanna and Rick Hearn


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