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 tuition for a 6-week course is $75 for AAA members, $85 for non-members. 
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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.

See more info below.

FREE COURSES

  • Occasionally single talks are offered without tuition.
  • Starting Fall 2024 our introductory 6-session courses, Astronomy 101 and Astronomy 102, will be free to members. These will be posted below.

Recurring

CLOCKS, CALENDARS, COORDINATES, ORBITS (2024)

Zoom
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Wednesdays, 7 PM. June 12, 19, 26; JULY 10 (new date) .... 4 classes
An introduction to timekeeping, calendars, astronomy coordinates, stars maps, and orbits in space.
A non-mathematical, introductory course.
Click course title above for more details.

$50 – $60

Gateway Remote Presentation #4

Presenting images taken by AAA members using the Gateway Remote Telescope
Monday, July 8, 8-9 PM online. FREE.
Click title above for details

Accessing the class

When registering in the TICKETS window you must first select the number desired.

Once registration is completed, a confirmation email is sent. It contains the link to the Google Classroom (GC) which is vital, containing a Welcome letter and the link to the Zoom classes. Immediately click on the GC link so you are added to the roster of the class.

Classes under construction or consideration

  • Cosmology 102- Fall 2024. Advancements to Big Bang and universe’s evolution. Cosmic expansion and changes to H parameter. Standard Model for matter, forces, and essential constants. WMAP and other hot issues in cosmology. With Dave Kiefer and Matthias Schmidt.
  • Stories behind fall and winter constellations.- Late Fall 2024
  • Touring the cosmos using Stellarium.
  • Basics of Astronomy and the Solar System (“Astronomy 101”) Fall. Six classes to be offered to members for free for first time.
  • Current Missions. Review of ongoing space programs. Early 2025
  • How the Devil do they do it? Mapping solar eclipses. With Time-and-Date astrophysicists. Fall 2024.
  • Intensive on Telescopes. Fall 2024
  • Astrobiology
  • Presentations on new telescope projects: Observatory (Bronx) and “Gateway” Remote Access (Texas). Scheduled as free special events.

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

We’re eager to receive suggestions about 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 [email protected] with your suggestions and topics.

Past classes

Pricing

A request for a fee reduction due to hardship is welcome and should be sent to [email protected].

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.

See more info below.

FREE COURSES

  • Occasionally single talks are offered without tuition.
  • Starting Fall 2024 our introductory 6-session courses, Astronomy 101 and Astronomy 102, will be free to members. These will be posted below.

Recurring

CLOCKS, CALENDARS, COORDINATES, ORBITS (2024)

Zoom
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Wednesdays, 7 PM. June 12, 19, 26; JULY 10 (new date) .... 4 classes
An introduction to timekeeping, calendars, astronomy coordinates, stars maps, and orbits in space.
A non-mathematical, introductory course.
Click course title above for more details.

$50 – $60

Gateway Remote Presentation #4

Presenting images taken by AAA members using the Gateway Remote Telescope
Monday, July 8, 8-9 PM online. FREE.
Click title above for details

Accessing the class

When registering in the TICKETS window you must first select the number desired.

Once registration is completed, a confirmation email is sent. It contains the link to the Google Classroom (GC) which is vital, containing a Welcome letter and the link to the Zoom classes. Immediately click on the GC link so you are added to the roster of the class.

Classes under construction or consideration

  • Cosmology 102- Fall 2024. Advancements to Big Bang and universe’s evolution. Cosmic expansion and changes to H parameter. Standard Model for matter, forces, and essential constants. WMAP and other hot issues in cosmology. With Dave Kiefer and Matthias Schmidt.
  • Stories behind fall and winter constellations.- Late Fall 2024
  • Touring the cosmos using Stellarium.
  • Basics of Astronomy and the Solar System (“Astronomy 101”) Fall. Six classes to be offered to members for free for first time.
  • Current Missions. Review of ongoing space programs. Early 2025
  • How the Devil do they do it? Mapping solar eclipses. With Time-and-Date astrophysicists. Fall 2024.
  • Intensive on Telescopes. Fall 2024
  • Astrobiology
  • Presentations on new telescope projects: Observatory (Bronx) and “Gateway” Remote Access (Texas). Scheduled as free special events.

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

We’re eager to receive suggestions about 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 [email protected] with your suggestions and topics.

Past classes

Pricing

A request for a fee reduction due to hardship is welcome and should be sent to [email protected].