Have you ever looked up at the stars on a clear, crisp night and wondered what you were actually looking at? Have you ever been curious about how to find the North Star or the Big Dipper? Participants will learn the skills needed to enjoy the night sky.
You will make a “Pocket Solar System” to discover where you live in relation to other planets in our solar system. An introduction to astronomy will “open your eyes”. Then you will learn how to use ‘Sky Maps’, or star charts to find and identify actual Constellations in the night sky. There are many “objects” in the night sky. Some you can see with your eyes, some with binoculars and some require a telescope to see. You will learn to identify all kinds of things in the night sky! Some, you never even knew were there.
Instructor: Ron Thompson
Ron lives in Yarmouth and was a Director and Treasurer of the “Southern Maine Astronomers” for 15 years. He has been working with “Cornerstones of Science”, in Brunswick, since 2012, and enjoys seeing the awe and delight of discovery when learning to navigate the night sky.
Dates: Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22 & 29
Time: 7—8 pm
Location: 20 Mill Street Community Center
Fee: $ 49.00 *Class fee includes the “National Audubon Society Pocket Guide: Constellations“
with remainder of fee going to YCS Scholarship Fund