Why This Class
As a parent, you want your student to feel limitless in their potential—you want their mental horizons to be as broad and deep as the universe itself. With that in mind, this course helps your student expand their perspective on life and the world by deepening their knowledge and appreciation of astronomy.
Mentors in this course help students see how advances in technology are enabling new astronomical discoveries every day. Students explore cosmology and the concepts of light and matter that illuminate the universe’s mysteries, take a tour of the planets and other objects in our solar system, and discover the quest for more “Goldilocks planets” like Earth. In the process, they learn about the elements that comprise our solar system and the life-sustaining traits that make Earth unique.
By completing this course, students awaken to a new level of understanding about humanity’s place in the universe and the role of technology in expanding astronomy’s horizons. They feel empowered to “think big” on a larger scale than ever before.