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How Far is that Star?

Institute for Learning in Retirement
How Far is that Star?

Ann Bragg, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. of Physics, Director MC Planetarium The nearest stars are tens of trillions of miles away. Although we are currently not capable of traveling across these vast distances, we know a great deal about stars from measurements made here on the Earth. This course will focus on scales within astronomy and how we are able to measure distances to places we cannot possibly visit, as well as how we can determine other properties of distant objects like stars. We will begin close to home with a look at the night sky here on Earth and gradually expand our focus to consider our Solar System, Galaxy, and Universe. Cost: $30 Limit: 90 participants Day & Time: Mondays, 3-5 PM Dates: September 10, 17, 24 October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Location: Anderson Hancock Planetarium—4th St.

Stock number:1001163 Price:$30.00

Withdrawals made up to one week before classes begin will receive full refund. After that, 50% will be refunded.