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Armchair Tour of the Universe -- DVD Course
San Luis Obispo, CA
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Armchair Tour of the Universe -- DVD Course
Imagine -- being entertained and having fun as we stretch our minds to learn about searching for planets, the deaths of black holes, quantum theory, gravity, the size of the universe,  and the importance of carbon - just to name a few aspects of this intellectually engaging DVD journey. We'll wonder at the breadth, majesty and mystery of the universe, ponder such concepts as 'why are so many things in the universe round?', and hear some amazing, almost mind-boggling facts - 'a thimble-full of a neutron star (highly dense) would weigh as much as 50 million elephants!'  Wow.

In this DVD course, a respected scientist, author and museum director--and one of the world's most popular lecturers on astronomy--leads you on an introductory tour of the universe.

There will be six sessions. Each session consists of two half-hour DVD lectures, comments by course facilitator Gene Kalland, and plenty of time for discussion.  You'll come away with a better appreciation for our universe, our planet, and the forces that make our lives what they are.


Gene Kalland is an Emeritus Professor of Biology, California State University Dominguez Hills. He is as active in retirement as he was during his teaching career.  In addition to serving as DVD Coordinator for the Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast, Gene is a docent at the Coastal Discovery Center at Hearst State Beach, develops educational materials for the Center, writes a Science Corner column, manages the website for Celebrate Los Osos, and is involved in the general beautification of Los Osos.  He served as Director of Curriculum for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


You don't need a science background for this course.  The course will be held on Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 noon on October 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14, 21 at KCBX in San Luis Obispo.


4100 Vachell Lane
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
United States


Education > Classes

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No


Owner: Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast
On BPT Since: Jun 04, 2012
Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast

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