Astronomy and Astrophysics

$250.00

Grade 5-10, Thursdays, 11:00am to 12:15pm from Sept. 15 to Nov 17.
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 Fall (and into Winter):

  • Creation and the Big Bang+ (Star Formation (“Stellar Evolution”), Element Creation)
  • Dynamics (motion and the four forces — gravity, nuclear forces, E&M)
  • The Atomic Model and The Periodic Table
  • History of Astronomy (Key Astronomers and the Scientific Revolution — Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe, Kepler, Newton)

The Fall Program is 10 Weeks, beginning on Thursday September 15, and ending on Thursday November 17.  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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