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A New Age of Wonder: Recent Discoveries in Astronomy

The first great age of wonder arose in large part out of the emergence of the telescope and the microscope, both of which allowed mankind to observe things that had never been seen before and to see familiar things in new ways. Today, the deployment of space-based instruments and  the use of new ways of sampling the universe around us have opened a new age of wonder. We are seeing previously unseen spectacles, established in new ways. This course will discuss recent discoveries and developments in selected, on-going programs of NASA and other agencies. We’ll attempt to place those discoveries and developments in the context of emerging views of our universe.

Instructor Bio:

Charles Hamilton has been an amateur astronomer and an avid follower of astronomical discoveries for many years. This course has evolved out of a long-standing interest in astronomy and the history of science. He is a retired attorney.

Required Reading:

Nothing is required other than curiosity about the subject matter.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A304 Charles Hamilton Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr 4 We 10:00-11:30 a.m. Darden School of Business (UVA) A

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