Home Page Why this course: To cultivate a greater appreciation of the night sky and to have a better sense of what is there, and what is going on in our expanded world-view. Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

  • The constellations
  • Our solar system
  • The moon: its features and curiousities
  • Mars, water, and the possibilities for life
  • Water on other worlds and its implications
  • Titan: How this dynamic satellite can teach us about our own world, and about the search for life.
  • Other satellites and moons
  • Pulsars, supernovas, black holes, and more