Wednesdays, 7 PM, Nov. 3, 10; Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22
An introduction to astronomy and the Solar System. Hierarchy and motions of objects in space. Distance measurements. Thumbnail sketch of history and physics of astronomy. Details of the Solar System: sun, moon, planets, asteroids, meteors, comets. Seasons and tides on Earth. Recommended for new AAA members and interested friends/family, and as a review for continuing members who want to take our more specialized classes also. Stellarium computer simulations will be used to illustrate selected topics.