Classes

The AAA offers astronomy related courses at beginner and intermediate levels. Most meet weekly for six weeks. At this time classes are online via Zoom. Check course descriptions below. 

The fee for a 6-week course is $75, as of May 2022. A request for a fee reduction due to hardship is welcome and should be sent to Classes@aaa.org. You must be an AAA Member to register. Not a Member yet? Become a Member. 

Registration opens three weeks before the start date and closes two weeks after the first class. Class members can review the material or catch up if they were absent by watching class recordings. Links to the recordings are sent to class members and posted in the class’ Google Classroom (GC) after each meeting. Recordings remain available for about four weeks after the course ends.

Once registration is completed an email is sent with the link to the GC which contains a Welcome Letter with instructions, the agenda,  and the needed Zoom link. 

Got an idea for a class? Please let us know!

We’re eager to receive suggestions for the classes, including topics that may not have been addressed yet. Also we encourage members to present individual talks or classes on subjects they are familiar with and would be willing to share with other members. Send an email to classes@aaa.org with your suggestions and topics.

Upcoming scheduled classes

UPDATE ON GAIA’S DISCOVERIES

Since 2013 the Gaia satellite has mapped and analyzed 2+ billion stars in our part of the galaxy. A new June 2022 release of data has generated more amazing discoveries. We examine Gaia's procedures and findings about the Milky Way Galaxy.
Single evening class on Wednesday, August 24, 7–9:15, via Zoom. $15
Click course title for details.

Recurring

Astronomy 101: Solar System

Zoom

Basics of astronomy and the Solar System
7-9 PM, Wednesdays., Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct. 12, 19
Click on course title for details.

Classes under consideration

  • Introduction to Night Sky Photography – Fall 2022
  • Astrobiology – Fall 2022
  • Einstein and Astronomy – Late Fall 2022
  • Urban Astrophotography 101 – Late Fall 2022
  • Urban Astrophotography 102 – Early 2023
  • Astronomy 102 – Early 2023
  • Enhancing astro-image presentations with music Fall 2022 (3-sessions)

Past classes