The staff of the Doug Firebaugh Observatory is providing a six week series called Starting Out In Astronomy. Through a mixture of lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities, this course will provide a foundation for those interested in the science and hobby of astronomy and understanding the night sky. This class will meet once a week for six weeks to explore various facets of astronomy. Topics will include:
• Introduction to Astronomy
• Understanding the celestial sphere and finding the constellations.
• Basics of using a telescope.
• Understanding the phases and observing the Moon.
• Observing objects in the Solar System.
• Observing deep sky objects (star clusters, nebula, and galaxies)
Course materials will be provided and no previous knowledge of the subject is assumed. There is a minimum class size of 6 with a maximum of 12. This class is scheduled for six consecutive Thursday nights and the facility is not heated so dress for the weather.
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