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. 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 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 classes@aaa.org with your suggestions and topics.

Upcoming scheduled classes

Astro News Hour #4

Zoom

A FREE, single-session, bimonthly class about developments in astronomy.
Background presentation with Q&A and class discussion.
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7-8:15 PM
Click title for details.

Virtual Event

Planetary Science, 2022

Zoom

The physics and processes of planet and planetary system formation.
Wednesdays via Zoom, 7-9 PM
Oct. 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14. Note: 7 class meetings.
Click course title for preliminary information.

Classes under consideration

  • Introduction to Night Sky Photography (using cameras not telescopes)- Early/Spring 2023
  • Astrobiology – Spring 2023
  • Einstein and Astronomy – Early 2023
  • Urban Astrophotography: Deep Sky Imaging – Early 2023
  • Astronomy 102: Stars, Galaxies, Cosmos – Early 2023
  • Editing Astroimages with Music- Fall 2022 or early 2023 (3-sessions)

Past classes