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Big History with Dana Visalli – Introduction to Big History
January 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until February 13, 2017
Join local naturalist Dana Visalli for a fascinating seven week introduction to Big History: the evolutionary journey of Life on Earth as well as the evolution of the Earth itself and the universe, as far as it is understood today.
The January 2nd class will serve as an introduction to Big History and cover the formation of the stars, elements and planets and the “Goldilocks” effect.
Big History is a newish academic discipline, now taught in about 100 universities and colleges
around the world. Major themes emerging from the subject include 1) the world is an ever-changing place, and 2) there is some direction to the changes, and 3) human beings are a meaningful part of this journey and how we operate our minds, the ongoing process of thinking, is relevant here.
The classes and presentations will be on Mondays in January and early February with optional video/discussion evenings on Wednesdays.
Tuition is on a sliding scale, $0-$130 (there are 13 total evenings). The $0 price is meant especially for students. And being as we are all students of Life, anyone is welcome to take advantage of the offer.