Astronomy and Astrophysics (Winter)

$250.00

Grade 5-10, Thursdays, 11:00am to 12:15pm Dec 1, 8, 15, Jan 5, 12, 19, Feb 2, 9, 16 (Ten Weeks).
Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Loudoun Field Center is an opportunity to introduce a variety of different sciences and scientific fields through a study of the stars and planets. We’ll learn a little about the history of the field from a “Classical” point of view, while also learning basic physics and chemistry ideas through the “Four Forces.”

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Class Goals (Fall, Winter, Spring):

Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Loudoun Field Center is an opportunity to introduce a variety of different sciences and scientific fields through a study of the stars and planets. We’ll learn a little about the history of the field from a “Classical” point of view, while also learning basic physics and chemistry ideas through the “Four Forces.”

  • Astronomy concepts: Creation and Cosmology
  • Four forces
  • Luminaries and Seasons
  • Solar System, planetology
  • Technology of Space Exploration
  • Habitats

For the Winter  (And into the Spring):

  • Finishing the History of Astronomy (Key Astronomers and the Scientific Revolution — Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe, Kepler, Newton)
  • Scale model of the Solar System
  • The Math of the Solar System and Motions of the Planets

The Winter Program is 10 Weeks, beginning on Thursday Dec 1, and going through Dec 8 and 15, then every Thursday from January 5 through February 16.  From 11:00am to 12:15pm. Ages 10-16 (~Grades 5 to 10).


 Your Instructor:

Butch Porter

Developer of MicroSchools through Independent Education (IndED), in Leesburg, VA. He has a Physics (with an Astronomy concentration) Degree from LSU, an MBA from USC, and a passion for Great Ideas education.

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