SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois at Springfield will offer ASP 101 A Survey of the Universe, taught by Assistant Professor of Astronomy/Physics Dr. John Martin, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays from January 14 through April 28, on the UIS campus.
Designed for non-science majors, the course is offered for credit to UIS students and also as a non-credit weekly program to others who are curious about astronomy. Families and groups are encouraged to attend.
Martin spent three years as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Minnesota studying data from the Hubble Space Telescope. He holds the Ph.D. in astrophysics from Case Western Reserve University and currently serves as host for UIS' popular Star Parties.
Survey of the Universe will help participants understand the ever-changing sky as well as how recent advances in the field of astronomy might affect our world. Topics will include astronomical instrumentation, stars, the sun, nebulae, galaxies, and planets.
Cost is $80 for adults, or $40 for students aged 10 to 18.
To register as a non-credit participant, call 217/206-6073. Ongoing UIS students must register for this course through the regular online process.