Students will learn about African Americans involved in astronomy and astrophysics, from the 1700s when astronomy was used as a practical tool to the twentieth century space race, using primary and secondary documents.
Students will learn about the contributions of contemporary women to physics, astronomy, and related disciplines. They will also explore careers and the significance of professional societies in physics.
Students will learn about the mobilization of African American “war workers” at Historically Black Colleges and Universities during World War II. Students will then learn about and create electromagnets.