Do you ever wonder how we know so much about the stars and galaxies around us? Or look up at the night sky dreaming of what distant solar systems might be like? In this course students will learn how humans have studied the sky to unlock its mysteries, from the wandering stars of ancient times to the space telescopes of today! You will learn about light and spectroscopy through hands-on experiments, measure distances by climbing the cosmic distance ladder and use both to predict the fate of our universe. Students will have the opportunity to participate in late-night observing at the Macalester Observatory, learn about astrophysics from guest speakers and model the lifecycle of the stars.
Astrophysics – The Lives Of The Stars & Fate Of Our Universe
About Expand Your Mind
For Rising 9th-12th Grade Students
A Unique Experience on a College Campus
Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.