22-S7 Astronomy – Wonders of the Night Sky – Martin, Brian

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Instructor: Brian Martin
Course Date: May 2, 2022 to May 20, 2022
This course takes place from 10:35 AM to 11:35 AM:
Monday to Friday

SKU: 22-S7 Categories: ,

In this course we will explore the many wonders of the night sky– from blood red lunar eclipses to the graceful dance of aurora to the diversity of stars overhead. The course will look at the underlying physics of stars and how we can learn about the workings of stars and galaxies. While there will be the occasional formula and some mathematics, the emphasis will be on developing your understanding and enjoyment of astronomy. As well there will be numerous links drawn between astronomical ideas and the arts. If conditions permit there will be an opportunity for a night time observing session.


Brian Martin is a professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at The King’s University, Edmonton. For as long as he can remember he has held a passion for the night sky. His professional career was devoted to understanding interacting binary stars as well as ways of communicating complex scientific ideas to students and the broader public. Before retirement, he was also co-director of The King’s Centre for Visualization in Science.

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