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UNM-LA Astrophysics Discussion Sept. 19 - Nov. 21

on September 6, 2017 - 2:54pm
Explore Your Universe: Modern Astrophysics for Everyone is open to all ages. This non-credit class focuses on inquiry and discussion. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
UNM-LA News:
UNM-Los Alamos Community Education is once again offering a unique opportunity for all community members - from high school students to retirees - who have an interest in learning more about our universe.

Dr. Nicole Lloyd-Ronning will facilitate the non-credit astrophysics course, which begins Sept. 19 at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo

Beginning Sept. 19 and running through Nov. 21, “Explore Your Universe: Modern Astrophysics for Everyone” will meet 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays. The class will be facilitated by Dr. Nicole Lloyd-Ronning, an astrophysicist studying gamma-rays at LANL.
Students will explore modern, unsolved research problems in astrophysics, in an informal, discussion-style format. Some of the classes include skype sessions with professional astrophysicists around the world. Topics for this class will be guided by students’ individual interests, and might include anything from investigating the life and death of a star to the nature of dark matter and dark energy. Students will explore current outstanding questions in astrophysics, with the potential to get involved in solving some of these exciting problems.
This is a forum for those who like learning new things, and is open to anyone interested, regardless of his/her math and science background. High school students are particularly encouraged to come by after school Tuesdays and check it out.
Tuition for the course is $25. Register online at  Additional questions about the format and content of the class can be emailed to Nicole Lloyd-Ronning at
For more information about UNM-LA Community Education, visit