Astronomy courses at the University of Wisconsin - Waukesha

MAS member, Dennis Roscoe, PhD, is teaching a pair of astronomy classes at the University of Wisconsin Waukesha.  Dennis has many images in our Showcase and here is a sampling of some of those images. Below are the course descriptions:

Exploring the Wonders of the Universe

Have you ever wondered how stars are born and die? This course will take you on a journey through our universe. Learn the latest information about the planets in our solar system and the newly discovered planets around other stars. Explore our own Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies, some of which are nearly 100 times larger and billions of light years away!

Classes meet every Tuesday, February 24 - Mar 31, 6:30pm-8:00pm, $109.
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Unlocking the Secrets of Astrophotography

Ever wonder just how those marvelous color photographs of objects in our universe are created? This class will unlock the secrets behind professional astrophotography. Combining astronomy and digital photography is both a technological and artistic challenge. Learn what it takes to meet those challenges and take your own pictures of the universe! We will explore some general aspects of astrophotography, basic cosmology, and a general understanding of telescopes and digital photography. Class includes a field trip to a local observatory to practice astrophotography.

Class meets every Wednesday, March 4 - April 8, 6:30pm-8:00pm, $109.
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Any questions? You may contact Dennis directly at