Owensboro, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2013) – Kentucky Wesleyan College will offer a new physics course, Observational Astronomy, during Winter Term, Jan. 2 - 25, 2014. According to Professor Jerry Garner, the course will introduce various astrophysical concepts and theories which scientifically describe our known universe. Students will routinely examine planets and stars through a high-quality computerized telescope. Some topics will be explained in mathematical terms, but there are no prerequisites for the course. “This is an opportunity for intellectual fun with extensive meteorite examination and telescopic night and day viewings,” remarked Garner. “We’ll view the sun safely through special H-alpha also see the Orion Nebula, and we may have some fun with Comet ISON.”
Garner is a graduate of Hanover College, the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and Swinburne University of Technology in Australia and is retired from the F.B.I. He teaches criminal justice courses at the College. For more information about this course, contact Professor Garner at [email protected], and to enroll, contact Admissions at 852-3120 or [email protected]. Winter Term tuition is half-price, and anyone age 62 or older can audit Wesleyan courses free of charge plus a technology fee of $25. For more information on Winter Term, see kwc.edu.