Planetarium

Astronomy a la Carte (Night Session) # 5: Understanding Stars

March 11, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium

ASTRONOMY A LA CARTE    - NIGHT SESSION
Monday evenings    7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Starting January 28, 2019

What is "Astronomy a la Carte?"
Simple.     This course consists of 12 "stand alone" astronomy classes
designed for anyone!  You may enroll in any of all of these different
classes.       As they are not continuous, a student can pick and
choose the classes that interest them the most.       We have
stand-alone classes about the moon, the Sun, galaxies, space weather,
stars and even a class about the "Strange
Universe."
You are welcome to attend any or all classes.    You may register by
calling 207-780-4249 or by contacting Edward Gleason at
edward.gleason@maine.edu.

$12.00 per person($20.00 for a couple; $130 for one person to attend them all;   $225 for a couple to attend them all.)

Week # 5:    UNDERSTANDING STARS
Monday, March 11, 2019    7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
How do astronomers know what they know about the stars?   This class
will teach students the basics of stellar astronomy.  How do we know
the distances to the stars, their sizes and temperatures?    By using
a few geometrical tricks and the H-R Diagram (often dubbed the
"Astronomer's Stone.) we'll learn how to decipher star light to
understand the stars.   Students will receive an H-R Diagram.

Contact Information

Edward Gleason
207-780-4249