• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-27-2024 to 06-27-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Neil Farber, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Until recently, Venus, the twin and nearest planet to Earth, was a complete mystery due to a very dense cloud layer. In recent years, however, orbiter probes and one lander have given up Venus’ secrets. This talk will explore what we have learned over time, and what NASA plans in further exploration of the... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-28-2024 to 06-28-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Fred Bercovitch, BA, MS, and PhD Biological Anthropology
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Charles Darwin spent five years on Her Majesty’s ship The Beagle, but only five weeks on the Galapagos Islands, a pivotal location in his development of ideas.  Learn how Darwin’s expedition provided the foundation for his theory of natural... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-09-2024 to 07-09-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Guillermo Warley, Electronics Engineer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Examining three major challenges our planet is facing: air pollution, water supply and climate change. Definitions, background, causes and predictions for the future, with a discussion of the potential role of engineering solutions at the institutional/educational level and the industry/commercial... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-15-2024 to 07-15-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Ronald McLachlan
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Embark on a fascinating Solar System Survey with Ron McLachlan, MEd in Science Education, boasting 43 years of teaching experience in the field of science. Explore a comparative analysis of planet and moon sizes and masses, delving into intricate surface details. Join us for an illuminating journey through the wonders of our celestial... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-16-2024 to 07-16-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Guillermo Warley, Electronics Engineer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Examining four technologies that have great potential to play a major role in solving, mitigating or reversing earth’s big challenges: water desalination, carbon capture utilization and storage, and batteries for EV’s and grid energy storage. A discussion of the potential help that the rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence can... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-24-2024 to 07-24-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Marian Brickner
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    For the past 20 years, Marian Brickner has documented the life of Lucy, a Bonobo. Bonobos are endangered great apes that are genetically very close to humans.  Brickner has followed Lucy around the world, most recently to France, to photograph and share her uniqueness with the world.  Meet Brickner through her work, meet... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-08-2024 to 08-08-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Neil Farber, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    People have often pondered the question of whether we are alone in the universe. More than seeking intelligent life, a fundamental question is whether life of any form exists on other planets or moons. This talk will examine how NASA is seeking out the possibility of life on other worlds—from planets that orbit other stars, to planets and moons in our own... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-09-2024 to 08-09-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Ronald McLachlan
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    Dive into the realm of Einstein's groundbreaking theories with Ron McLachlan, MD, an esteemed Science Education expert with 43 years of high school physics teaching experience. Join us for an illuminating introductory session exploring Einstein's Theories of Special and General Relativity. Gain insights into key concepts such as the connection between... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-06-2024 to 11-06-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Don Lucas
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Antonio Oasis

    Psychological science has revealed 10 factors associated with happy people. There are also things people often think are associated with being happy but are in-fact not. We will discuss this, and an emotion beyond happiness, in this class about the science of... read more

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