Participants: High school seniors and entering and continuing
college students from all majors interested in astronomy and technology.
Candace Church, Laura Lopez and Kate Rubin (UC Santa Cruz), Conor Laver (UC Berkeley), Pimol Moth and Andy Newton (Hartnell College)
Description: This course will be a survey
of astronomical topics focused on galaxies and the distant Universe.
The course will consist of hands-on activities, lectures, telescope observations,
and interactive problem solving, and students will have the opportunity
to design and carry out their own experiments. Astronomy-related career
paths will be discussed, and a field trip to Lick
Observatory will be included. This course will be acceptable for
physics credit at any state college or university.
Some of the questions we will
How do astronomers observe and learn about distant galaxies?
How do we measure the distances to stars and galaxies?
What do the shapes and colors of galaxies tell us about how they
formed and evolved?
What do we know about how the Universe began?
Benefits to students:
Meet other students with similar interests!
Practice critical thinking, and learn how to ask questions like
Practice your presentation skills!
Receive school and career counseling and recommendations!
To Find Out More: Contact Hilary O'Bryan, 831-459-2676, firstname.lastname@example.org or Pimol Moth at Hartnell College, 831-755-6893, Office M5