|Introducing Orion! A MOOC about the Solar System|
Event Type: Adult Programs|
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Researcher Monica Grady (namesake of Asteroid 4731 Monicagrady) will present the universe through the lens of one of the most famous constellations. Take a look at the seven brightest stars in Orion, including the supergiants Rigel and Betelgeuse, using high-quality images from outer space telescopes. Also observe the Pleiades, and learn about far-away exoplanets. Finally, think about the Milky Way, and consider the history of the universe.
We will meet at the library twice, on the first and last Tuesdays of the course, to share insights and questions about the stars. Damian G. Allis, a professor at Syracuse University and NASA Solar System Ambassador, will take questions at both meetings. We will observe the stars outside if the weather cooperates.
Go to https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/orion for the course description and to sign up for the online class. The course runs online for four weeks (January 5-30). You may enroll for free.
For Teens ages 15 and up and adults. No prior experience is required. You donít need a telescope, but a pair of binoculars will be useful.
Location: Sargent Meeting Room
Presenter: Laurel Sharp
Status: We're sorry. This event is currently full.