what we are doing
We're going to explore the fundamental nature of the universe. Building on what we know about how stars work (from astrophysics #1 or spacecamp) - Elf will explain how we know what we know about the rest of the universe - including galaxies, what stars are made of, how we look for exoplanets and will likely go off on a tangent about the possibles fates of the universe.
what you will learn
We will learn about the background physics of our universe that becomes much more obvious when you look away from the planet earth. We will try and answer some questions like: What are those pesky neutrinos that might move faster than light? What do Einsteins relativity theories actually mean? Where's the centre of the universe? And what's this Higgs Boson thingy?
type of lesson
2 - Having attended spacecamp or intro astrophysics will be helpful but not essential to attend this course.
your chalkler will be
Elf is a physics PhD student who also works at Carter observatory as an astronomer and telescope operator. Coming to the end of the 3rd year of his love affair with the universe, Elf enjoys sharing science with humour and the occasional pointless rant.
what to bring
An open mind, your imagination and thinking caps. This will be highly interactive (and if you're really interested bring some note-taking equipment)
cost $12 (+GST)
how to book and pay
RSVP and pay using this paypal link.
deposit $13.80 into Chalkle's Kiwibank account: #[masked]
Details to include:[masked]- Your name - astrophysics
our cancelation policy
If you RSVP for a class and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle. You may request to rejoin after six months.
If you cancel your RSVP:
- more than seven days = refund minus 10% admin fee.
- less than 7 days = no refund
- after 7pm night before = no refund and a no show will be recorded.
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