The Cosmos: Science and Science Fiction

Student using the telescope at the Hampden-Sydney College ObservatoryCoordinator and Academic Advisor: Dr. Steven Bloom, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

This Living and Learning Community focuses on the exploration of the night sky through both science and science fiction. Students in this Community will be enrolled together in a section of Introduction to Astronomy with Lab, which satisfies one of the College's core curriculum requirements. In class, students will learn about the origins of stars, planets and the Universe itself as well as the history of the space program and its potential future. Outside of class, students in this Community will have special observing sessions at the Hampden-Sydney Observatory, screenings of the best "space" science fiction films and television shows, and the opportunity to explore careers and graduate opportunities in Astronomy and Astrophysics. 

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