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Astronomy and Computer Sciences

 

 
Beginning in the late 1950s and continuing to the present, the world has shifted from mechanical and analog electronic technology to the digital age of information.  This class will explore the changes that have affected communication and media caused by the rapid evolution from analog media (film, long playing records, wired telephones) to digital replacements (digital cameras and DVDs, compact disks, cell phones).  The lectures will explain the common characteristics of old and new technologies as well as the forces motivating the evolution.  This is not a class about how to use your phone or camera, but, rather, it is about how your devices work.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM; 3 sessions; starting 4/11/2018, ending 4/25/2018

Tuition: $75.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Garden Location : 
  Scarsdale High School Garden.

Instructor : Peter Capek 



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This class will explore how astronomers determined that the universe is expanding.  Discussion will cover the universe’s evolution,  spectroscopy, gravitation, and  the Big Bang.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 4/18/2018, ending 4/18/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Lawrence Faltz 



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Learn how the sun generates its light and heat and take a trip through the solar system.  Class will see images from the most important planetary missions.  Learn about solar eclipses to prepare for viewing the one coming in 2024 (it’s not too early to start planning!)  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 4/25/2018, ending 4/25/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Paul Alimena 



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We will  describe the conditions required for life as we know it, the history of life on earth, evidence for life-supporting environments in the solar system and how we might detect life on planets circling distant stars.    

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 5/2/2018, ending 5/2/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Lawrence Faltz 



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