(FULL) Contemporary Astronomy: Journey Through the Cosmos

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From the birth of the cosmos to the mesmerizing death of stars, this course offers a comprehensive exploration of space that will leave you with a profound understanding of the celestial wonders that surround us. This course has the objective of introducing students to the history of the universe, with a special focus on the evolution of our galaxy, the Milky Way and the solar system, covering the formation of each planet, their moons, asteroids and comets. This course combines engaging lectures, interactive experiments, hands-on observation sessions and collaborative discussions to facilitate a holistic learning experience. This course is perfect for high school students with a passion for space and a curiosity about the macrocosm. Spend your summer unraveling the secrets of the universe and making new friends who share your fascination with the stars.

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All ALP students should plan to bring a personal laptop or tablet for use in class and during evening sessions.

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Application deadlines

Application opens: Nov. 28, 2023
Deadline: Apply by May 1, 2024

Tuition deadlines

The first half of tuition is due by May 15, 2024. The second half of tuition is due by June 1, 2024.

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Contact Jamison Wendlandt at jamison.wendlandt@wisc.edu or 608-890-3260

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