for students entering grades 6-12

Why do stars twinkle? Is there life on other planets? 

Since the beginning of mankind, people have been fascinated by the stars and the universe that surrounds us. This course will introduce students to Astronomy, including its history and development, as well as a variety of topics such as the solar system, origin and evolution of stars, galaxies, and the Milky Way. Through hands-on activities and inquiry-based projects, students will explore the mysteries of the Universe, from the Big Bang to Dark Energy. The course will include Mathematics and Physics accommodated to the level of the participants. Throughout the course students will be engaged in a group performance-based project aiming to connect Astronomy and the sustainability of our planet.

*This course fulfills 0.5 ACS Athens graduation requirement as an elective.

Field Trip to the National Observatory (optional)

Purpose of the visit: Tour and night observation of the planets

Proposed date: To be determined

When: Monday to Friday / Hours: TBD (9 am - 12 noon and/or 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Cost: 400 euros

Minimum enrollment: 5 students. Maximum enrollment: 15 students.

Course Instructor: Dr. Tsigaridis, A.CS A.thens Faculty