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. 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.
Radio and Multiwavelength Astronomy (2023)Zoom
Wednesdays, 7-9 PM online. Feb 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 12
Part I- Introduction to waves and multiwavelength astronomy spanning gamma, X-ray, UV, visible, IR, microwave, radio.
Part II - focus on radio astronomy, major radio telescopes, and key revelations about the universe uncovered by radio waves.
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Astro News Hour #7Zoom
A FREE, bimonthly, single-evening class about developments in astronomy and a featured story.
Background presentation with Q&A and class discussion.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 7-8:15 PM
Feature: the new JUICE satellite exploring Jupiter's moons.
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Stellarium Workshop (2023)Zoom
Learn a widely used, FREE astronomy program. Download software ASAP.
Image the sky from anywhere on Earth or in space, anytime past, present, future.
Wednesday's, 7-9 PM, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7.
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Physics in Astronomy (2023)Zoom
An introduction to telescopes, force and motion, gravity, orbits, stars, light, relativity.
Wednesdays, 7-9 PM, online, June 14 to July 19. (New Dates.)
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Accessing the class
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 consideration
• Stars, Galaxies, Cosmos (previously “Astronomy 102”)- early 2024
- Introduction to Night Sky Photography (using cameras not telescopes)
- Einstein and Astronomy- 2024
- Enhancing Astro Image Presentations with Music (3-sessions)
- Preview of the Oct. 14, 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse-July/Aug.
- Preview of the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse- Dec.
- Using Radioactive Isotopes as Cosmic Clocks – late fall.
- Tour and Myths of Southern Constellations
- Urban Astrophotography: Planetary Imaging – Nov.-Dec.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions and topics.