Honors astronomy course explores the possibility of extraterrestrial life

2017 Honors Astronomy Course: Life in the UniverseThe Honors Program is offering students a chance to explore the prospect of alien life and earn laboratory science credit this fall in a special astronomy course taught by Dr. Michael Endl, a research scientist at the University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory.

The course, Life in the Universe (ASTR 1404), deals with the age-old question “Are we alone in the universe?” The 16-week, 4-credit course will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Round Rock Campus, which has an observation deck students will use during lab.

“This course will contain lots of discussion about the most recent developments in astronomy, space exploration, and the search for life in the universe,” Endl says. “There are new discoveries made almost on a weekly basis, like the exoplanets found around a nearby star or new results from space missions.”

The course is one of many opportunities open to students who join ACC’s Honors Program. Visit the program’s website or call for eligibility and application information.

Fall registration is underway.

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