The Universe is a big, complex, beautiful place. While astrophysical concepts can sometimes be difficult to grasp in the abstract, many can be brought to Earth through connection to hands-on projects. This not-for-credit course, which will be offered as part of MIT's Independent Activities Period in January 2016, aims to provide a setting where exploring the Universe with astrophysics is set on equal footing with learning a new craft like knitting or sketching.
The class is taught by MIT postdoc Zach Berta-Thompson, and will meet 2-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1/5 to 1/21 in the MIT Compton Gallery (10-150). We are at capacity for the course, so enrollement is currently closed. If you're interested in other astrophysics events on campus, please check out the other IAP offerings the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research. Crafting the Cosmos is supported by the MIT-SUTD Collaboration.