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Dark Matter; The Dark Side of the Universe

Course number : ILR449   ID : 23578    Section Number : 1
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The Hubble Telescope has provided spectacular images of the cosmos, but what’s out there that the space telescopes can’t pick up? We used to think that the universe was composed of the things we could see such as stars, planets, Big Macs, etc.  It turns out that that is only about 5% of everything out there. Astronomy teacher, Bob Rubock leads this exploration of the 25% of the stuff we can’t see called Dark Matter. Topics include: the fundamental building blocks of the universe; the expanding universe; space, time, and gravity; cosmology in Einstein’s universe; WIMPs and supersymmetry; and dark stars and black holes. The second course of this two part series to be offered next fall, will turn to the remaining 70%, Dark Energy.

Class Details

7 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Conference Center (E Building)

Rubock,Robert F 



Please read:  This course will meet on campus in an in-person environment.

In County 

Price: $40.00

In State 

Price: $45.00

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 11:59 PM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/2/2022 - 7/14/2022 Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Frederick, Conference Center (E Building)  Map, Room: E138 Rubock,Robert F