Adult Education Classes

Winter/Spring 2023 Classes


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Fire & Ice: Asteroids, Comets & Meteors

Thursday, March 14, 2024 7:00 pm

Impacts have reshaped the Earth’s surface and are clues to the formation of our solar system.  Both terrifying and beautiful, comets, asteroids and meteors have caused destruction and also been the bringer of life.  Explore these mysterious objects, where they are found, what they are made of and the clues they offer to our past and future.   


Thursday, April 25, 2024 7:00 pm

Planets are not unique to our solar system.  Since the discovery of the first planet orbiting another star in 1995 we have found thousands of exoplanets.  We’ll explore the variety of exoplanets found so far and the techniques used to find them.  Is there life on other planets? Come find out.  

Giants of Ice and Gas

Thursday, May 16, 2024 7:00 pm

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are the giants of our solar system. Their great sizes have changed and sculpted the way other celestial bodies orbit our sun. But what are they made of? What lies under their thick clouds? How did they acquire so many moons? And how did their rings form? Learn about the development and planetology of our titanic neighbors and the history of study of these unique worlds.

Moon Show

Thursday, June 13, 2024 7:00 pm

The moon is our closest neighboring world.  You can see it nearly every night. But how much do you know about the moon? Learn about its formation, geology, and geography, and how to find its most prominent features with a telescope, binoculars, or even just your eyes.  We’ll also go into the history of moon observation.  And we’ll move farther out to discuss the other fascinating moons of our solar system, including the Galilean moons of Jupiter and the unique moons of Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus.