Academy of Lifelong Learning

ASTRONOMY FOR FUN

ASTRONOMY FOR FUN

Math, Science & Technology

Dennis Herrmann

 

Herrmann

Tuesdays, January 29 – March 5 (six weeks)
6:30 – 8:00 pm* (Kent County High School Planetarium) Lecture/Discussion/Observation

Students will be introduced to the winter and spring constellations through the use of the Kent County High School Planetarium and by actual observation. Students are urged to bring binoculars if they have them. To enhance understanding, the course will cover star basics, the celestial sphere (our model of the sky), the zodiac, basic motions as seen from Earth, visible planets, phases of the Moon, eclipses, and features of our Milky Way galaxy.

DENNIS HERRMANN taught Astronomy and other sciences at Kent County High School for 42 years before retiring in 2014. He still uses the school’s planetarium for school visits and the annual Christmas program in December. Dennis also coached the running sports at the high school, is a certified USATF track official, and officiates high school and college meets. He works at Haven Harbor Marina in Rock Hall, and is an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Chestertown.