Welcome to Honors Astronomy. I'm Mr. Hellmund and I am thrilled to be teaching this course. FHS offers one of the longest running high school astronomy program in the state; in addition there are only a hand full of schools that teach astronomy on a high school level in the US.
By the end of the year I hope that the students who leave this class will have a greater understanding of “where” and “at what time” we are existing at and in. Most of all, I hope they come away with a greater wonderment of the universe that surrounds us.
I am planning to set up evening “star parties” – events where we will have several telescopes set up for skywatching - usually this will be on Patriot Field. Parents and members of the community are always welcome.
- Teacher: Michael Hellmund