So I signed up for this astronomy course a couple months ago. Why? Because stars are pretty. Where? Not important.
What I took away from this: AMGS STARS!!!!!!!!!!!About the Course
In this class, we will be studying, quite literally, everything in the universe. We will start with "classical" astronomy, describing the night sky and organizing what we see as was done in ancient times. We will then embark on a journey, starting here on Earth and progressing outward, to study the Solar system, the Milky Way galaxy, and the wonderful and strange objects we observe in deep space, such as black holes, quasars, and supernovae. We will end with some discussion of what scientists know today about the universe as a whole. Along the way we will introduce some of the methods, theoretical and experimental, that have been used to understand all of this, from Newton's laws, through our understanding of light and matter, to Einstein's theory of relativity, and from Galileo's telescope to WMAP.
What I possibly should have taken away from this:
I predict I will be a welcome addition to this discussion.
Thread: Random Thought Thread
11-18-2012, 10:43 PM #29971Anew LeafGuest
11-18-2012, 11:58 PM #29972
Ne gone awry...
1. Browse to CNN and see the headline "Opinion: The evolution of affairs".
2. Instantly picture in my mind a mildly pornographic evolution chart.
11-19-2012, 11:00 AM #29973WALMARTGuest
my local videogame store is having a half-off sale on everything for black friday.
11-19-2012, 01:27 PM #29974WALMARTGuest
11-19-2012, 01:30 PM #29975
11-19-2012, 01:41 PM #29976Anew LeafGuest
Signs you are ennegram 4: you watch a gangster tv show primarily because of a romance subplot.
11-19-2012, 02:11 PM #29977garbageGuest
11-19-2012, 03:05 PM #29978
11-19-2012, 05:50 PM #29979garbageGuest
Well, I've managed to work all-out nuclear war into my dissertation.
For the record, it also mentions MBTI (well, and Big Five, and Eysenck, and ...). No kidding.
11-19-2012, 05:55 PM #29980