Discussion of the motion of the night sky and how telescopes collect and analyze light. The life-cycle of stars from birth to death, and the end products of that life cycle -- from dense stellar corpses to supernova explosions.
Stars and Planets in a Habitable Universe course at Stanford University - Summer Sessions covers recent discoveries of extrasolar planets -- those orbiting stars beyond our sun -- and the ultimate quest for other Earths. Intended to be accessible to non-science majors, material is explored quantitatively with problem sets using basic algebra and numerical estimates.
Sky observing exercise and observatory field trips supplement the classroom work.
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- 2 months
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DisciplinesPhysics Astronomy & Space Sciences View 10 other Short Courses in Astronomy & Space Sciences in United States
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
To be eligible to apply, you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.
- Have graduated from high school or secondary school or equivalent.
- Be a current university student or have some university or post-secondary experience.
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International3699 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3699 USD for the full programme during 2 months.
National3699 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3699 USD for the full programme during 2 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.