UNM-LA Community Education Astrophysics Discussion Begins Next Tuesday


Courtesy Photograph: Dr. Nicole-Lloyd Ronning will facilitate an Astrophysics discussion forum through UNM-LA Community Education.


Astrophysics Discussion Class At UNM-LA Continues

The UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Community Education class “Modern Astrophysics for Everyone” begins on February 18, meeting every Tuesday from 3-4 p.m. through April 28. Facilitated by Dr. Nicole Lloyd-Ronning, this class provides a unique learning opportunity for all community members, regardless of math and science backgrounds.

Students will explore problems in astrophysics in an informal, discussion-style format. Students’ individual interests will guide topics for the class. “I encourage anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what exactly is out there, or wondered about black holes, dark matter, or dark energy to explore out-of-this world concepts,” said Lloyd-Ronning.

“Modern Astrophysics for Everyone” is a forum for all who are interested, from high school students to retirees. This class has been offered for the past three years, and the participants with more life experience have commented that the students bring a fresh perspective, which challenges everyone in class to broaden their questions.

Lloyd-Ronning is an astrophysicist, studying deaths of massive stars at LANL, and teaching Physics at UNM-LA.

Tuition for the course is $25. Register online at losalamos.unm.edu/community-education/. Additional questions about the format and content of the class can be emailed to Nicole Lloyd-Ronning at lloydronning@unm.edu.

UNM-Los Alamos is an innovative, rigorous, and affordable comprehensive branch community college that provides foundations for transfer, leading-edge career programs, and lifelong learning opportunities. More information about UNM-LA is available at losalamos.unm.edu.