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 entering grades 9-12 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 cosmology. 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. A field trip to the Observatory for night observation might be included depending on the circumstances. (This course fulfills 0.5 ACS Athens graduation requirement as an elective).

When: Monday to Friday / Hours: 9 am - 12 noon

Cost: 400 euros

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

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