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Hidden Gems: PHS 107H – Honors Introductory Astronomy

A large parabolic antenna points toward the starry night sky.

A large parabolic antenna points toward the starry night sky.

2024 is the year to study astronomy! There will be a total eclipse of the sun, and NASA will launch astronauts to fly to the moon.

If you’ve ever wondered about the mysteries of the universe, this course is for you. Taught by Professor Patrick Huth, who worked for NASA and for the Office of Naval Research before coming to CCAC, the course covers major scientific updates and recent findings—and explores the evidence for the possibility of life in the universe.

You can have fun—and learn astronomy concepts at a much deeper level—by going to night-time star parties and conducting citizen science observations. How would you like to join Professor Huth in doing scientific research using the powerful new eVscope—a smart, digital, enhanced-vision telescope that connects wirelessly to your phone or tablet? There’s no telling what new discoveries you may make as you explore our vast universe.

Another highlight in store for you is the opportunity to view lunar and meteorite samples up close through a loan of moon rocks from NASA. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get close to history and see an actual piece of another world.

Just like the astronauts, now you, too, can develop a cosmic perspective. Ready for liftoff? The countdown to launch begins when you click the link below and register.