Astronomy |F18

Ages: 11-18
Day, Time: tuesdays, 10:45-11:45
Location: cafe
COST: 95


José Sánchez-Gallego

José Sánchez-Gallego holds a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain) and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington where he studies star formation in nearby galaxies and participates in several new generation astronomical surveys. In his free time he enjoys running, snowboarding, and the PNW outdoors.

class description

In this class, we will use Astronomy as a vehicle to explore some of the most exciting questions in modern science. We will learn about the true nature of light and how it can be used to learn more about the Universe. We will study the Solar System and the Earth, the movements of the celestial bodies, what Relativity is, the expansion of the Universe, etc. The format of the class will be highly participative and hands-on, with the students encouraged to ask questions, discuss the topics, and complete small projects and activities.

Required Skills for Students to Be Successful in This Class:

Compliance with Family Rights & Responsibilities.


This class will not assign homework on a regular basis. In some cases, the student may be asked to complete at home small projects started at home.

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parent involvement:

Parents are welcome to quietly observe. Please arrange with the teacher prior to class.

Age Variances:

Please see our Age Variance Policy.