Stargazing for Beginners
Find your way around the night sky by learning the bright seasonal constellations, current planets and satellites. Understand how planets and Moon move, the reason some constellations are visible in one season and not another and where Earth fits into the big picture. We'll begin with a classroom session on campus, take a dinner break and then weather permitting, we’ll go out at night for close-up looks of the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn, and a rich assortment of star clusters and nebulae through the telescope. Class will be held even in the event of inclement weather.
You will need the following tools for this class:
- Warm clothes in case of chilly weather
- bug spray (optional)
- a pair of binoculars if you have them (not required).
Please download and install the free phone app Star Chart for iTunes or Google Play several days before class. Google "Star Chart app" to find it.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.