Astronomy and Astrophysics for Gifted and Talented, Intellectually
What happens when a sun explodes? What causes the stunning "Northern
Lights"? What mysterious and powerful force holds the universe
together? When did the
universe all start and where is it going? Learn the answers
these questions and have fun doing hands-on activities that will
your imagination and curiosity. The class will meet in the modern
College Planetarium and use real data collected by spacecrafts and
Algebra and use of Texas Instruments graphing calculators is required.
topics in astronomy and learn the physics necessary to make sense of
universe. This course is designed so that you could start
continue a meaningful science
fair project in space science
using real data perhaps collected by a spacecraft or earth borne
observatory if you choice. This is a research based course where
instead of learning about science you actually are expected to do
science. Science as a verb not a noun.
The instructor for the course is
Dr. Harold Williams and I want to be your mentor.
Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 11, 2006 at
the planetarium at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus of Montgomery
to Dr. Harold
Williams at Harold.Williams@montgomerycollege.edu
Links to Sites we will use during the class:
To register for the course call Sharon Wolfgang 240-567-7264 or
240-567-7917. The course is SCH549
and the section
number is CRN#14817.
Tuition is $165 + Fee $35 = $200
(Non-resident, outside of Maryland, addtional fee of
to Planetarium page.
Web page by Dr. Harold Alden Williams, last modified 9:53AM May