This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
In this course, we will explore humanity's current understanding of the universe in the context of various space missions and technologies. We will discuss topics such as solar dynamics through the SOHO satellites, lunar formation and composition from the pre-Apollo era to current lunar missions, experiments taking place on the International Space Station, the expanding universe through a number of space telescopes and ground-based observatories, and much more. In addition, we will talk about the big open questions in astronomy and related subjects that will hopefully be answered with proposed future technologies.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.