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AAA Spring-Summer Astronomy Class 2013 - Cosmology: It All Started With A Bang
This class begins at the creation of time and space: the Big Bang. Then, we run the clock forward, each week covering another epoch in the evolution of our Universe. Hot topics like black holes, dark matter and dark energy, relativity, and antimatter will all come into play. We’ll visit the coldest, hottest, brightest, darkest, and most violent of what our Universe has to offer. The smallest of time scales and the largest of distances will both take center stage. The history of the Universe, and our discovery of it, all started with a bang.
Class Locations: Cicatelli Training Center - 505 Eighth Avenue (35th/36th Street), 20th Floor
Class Times: All classes gather at 6 p.m. Presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. and finish at 8:30 p.m.
Class Tuition: AAA Members Only:$60 - Non-members, please fill this form before and become a member.
Registration: Class size is limited and preregistration is required. Please fill out the form below and process your registration using Paypal.
July 10 - Week 1: What is ‘Nothing’, and How We Got Something
July 17 - Week 2: The Earliest Light and How We Detect It
July 24 - Week 3: Cosmic Extremism: Quasars, Black Holes, and the Seeds of Large-Scale Structure
July 31 - Week 4: The Dark Side: Accelerated Expansion
August 7 - Week 5: This is Starting to Look Familiar: Galaxies and Stars
August 14 - Week 6: Will It End With a Bang: The Fate of Our Universe
About the Instructor:
Jaclyn Avidon graduated with honors from Lafayette College with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a minor in Mathematics. She spent over two years researching the subsurface conditions of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, including a summer spent at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Jaclyn was also an Astronomy teaching assistant for three years and the President of her college’s Physics Club.Jaclyn previously taught the Amateur Astronomers Association’s Winter 2013 Solar System class, and has been an invited guest speaker at public astronomy seminars.