Learning the Night Sky

Header photo for the Learning the Night Sky Astronomy Course by Curt Nason.

Note: This Course was in 2017. For 2018 please see Explore the Universe Astronomy Course with Curt Nason.

Course: Learning the Night Sky
Presented by: Curt Nason
When: Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Rockwood Park Interpretation Centre
Admission: Free
Registration: This Course is now closed.

The Learning the Night Sky astronomy course was fully booked. We want to say Thank You to all the people who attended.

The purpose of this series of presentations was to introduce you to our solar system of the Sun, the planets and their moons, asteroids and comets, and how to observe them. From there we travel much farther to learn about the stars, the constellations and their mythological tales, and what can be seen with binoculars and a telescope.

Observing to follow~

A photo of people stargazing in an urban environment.

We had planned observing sessions to learn the sky and its hidden treasures after each session. Because of clouds, we were only able to do most of our observing during the breaks.

Observing session at break time during the Learning the Night Sky Series

Course Agenda~

Artist's concept of the birth of stars and planets.

Oct 3: Formation of the solar system, the Sun and the Moon and their interaction with Earth, and our system of time.
Oct 10: The planets, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, meteors, and Planet 9?
Oct 17: Life and death of stars and what we see of them, reading star maps and recognizing constellations.
Oct 24: Constellations and mythology.



For more information please contact Curt Nason.

Photo of our place in the Milky Way.

In November 2017, the Free Astronomy Course Series continued~

Header Photo for the free astronomy course Photographing the Night Sky with Paul Owen.

Photographing the Night Sky ~with Paul Owen
Every Tuesday night in November, 6:30 – 9pm
Rockwood Park Interpretation Centre

Thank You to everyone who attended all or part of the two month course series! We hope to offer more in 2018.

18 thoughts on “Learning the Night Sky”

  1. I will be attending along with one other person! We’re unable to make the first Tuesday in November, but will be at the rest.

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