Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 124th birthday of Georges Lemaître, the astronomer and physicist who first proposed the idea of an expanding universe which began with the event we now call the Big Bang.
By Katie Berryhill
Assistant Professor of Space Studies at American Public University
Astronomy is one of the most popular classes that students take to satisfy a general education science requirement. Studentsâ€™ initial curiosity also makes astronomy an excellent vehicle to teach critical thinking skills, and help students to navigate the information they encounter in the world (whether about science of anything else).