"Learn Your Sky" Course

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Christopher K.
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"Learn Your Sky" Course

Post by Christopher K. » January 25th, 2014, 4:21 pm

A one-day, four-hour class on the sky will take place at HRPO on Saturday, 1 February from 3pm to 7pm.

This class is an introduction to the unaided-eye Baton Rouge sky. There will be outside practice, weather permitting. Also included will be an overview of all major sky events for the next twelve months. Once again, this one-day course focuses specifically on the unaided-eye Baton Rouge sky. The class thirty registrants. All registrants must be over eighteen; children are not allowed.

Topics that will be covered include…
*major stars and constellations in Baton Rouge
*major lunar features and how to find them
*basic skygazing terminology
*how to distinguish planets from stars
*what meteors are, and how to see them
*major unaided-eye features of our Milky Way Galaxy
*solar viewing safety, and how to view the Sun without store-bought equipment
*upcoming unaided-eye events (including eclipses and conjunctions)
*benefits of belonging to an astronomy club

There will be a major section on light pollution--what it is, how to eradicate it and why eradicating it would benefit an unaided-eye view of the night sky.

The cost is $15 per EBR Parish registrant, and $18 for each person living outside of EBR Parish.

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/adult_class.html

Christopher K.
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Re: "Learn Your Sky" Course

Post by Christopher K. » October 22nd, 2014, 2:03 pm

The three 2015 "Learn Your Sky" courses will take place at HRPO on Saturday 10 January, Saturday 17 January and Saturday, 7 February. Each course lasts from 3pm to 7pm.

This class is an introduction to the unaided-eye Baton Rouge sky. There will be outside practice, weather permitting. Also included will be an overview of all major sky events for the next twelve months. Once again, this one-day course focuses specifically on the unaided-eye Baton Rouge sky. The class thirty registrants. All registrants must be over eighteen; children are not allowed.

Topics that will be covered include…
*major stars and constellations in Baton Rouge
*major lunar features and how to find them
*basic skygazing terminology
*how to distinguish planets from stars
*what meteors are, and how to see them
*major unaided-eye features of our Milky Way Galaxy
*solar viewing safety, and how to view the Sun without store-bought equipment
*upcoming unaided-eye events (including eclipses and conjunctions)
*benefits of belonging to an astronomy club

There will be a major section on light pollution--what it is, how to eradicate it and why eradicating it would benefit an unaided-eye view of the night sky.

The cost is $15 per EBR Parish registrant, and $18 for each person living outside of EBR Parish; registration begins 29 November.

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/adult_class.html

Christopher K.
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Re: "Learn Your Sky" Course

Post by Christopher K. » December 11th, 2014, 4:00 pm

Registration has begun for the three 2015 "Learn Your Sky" courses on Saturday 10 January, Saturday 17 January and Saturday, 7 February. Each course is stand-alone. There is are still openings in each week, but don't hesitate.

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Re: "Learn Your Sky" Course

Post by Christopher K. » January 10th, 2015, 1:22 pm

Due to lack of enrollment, today's "Learn Your Sky" course is cancelled (the course required a minimum number of enrollees). The next two "Learn Your Sky" courses take place on 17 January and 7 February.

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Re: "Learn Your Sky" Course

Post by Christopher K. » January 22nd, 2015, 5:23 pm

The last "Learn Your Sky" course is on 7 February. We need only three participants to have the course, but at least three participants must register before the 7th. There are a lot of interested celestial events occurring...several beautiful conjunctions and unaided-eye objects. Register today and receive your information packet!

Christopher K.
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Re: "Learn Your Sky" Course

Post by Christopher K. » November 12th, 2015, 3:55 pm

A one-day, four-hour class on the sky will take place at HRPO on Saturday, 9 January 2016 from 3pm to 7pm.

This class is an introduction to the unaided-eye Baton Rouge sky. There will be outside practice, weather permitting. Also included will be an overview of all major sky events for the next twelve months. Once again, this one-day course focuses specifically on the unaided-eye Baton Rouge sky.

Topics that will be covered include…
*major lunar features and how to find them
*basic skygazing terminology
*how to distinguish planets from stars
*what meteors, conjunctions and “visible passes” are, and how to see them
*major unaided-eye features of our Milky Way Galaxy
*solar viewing safety, and how to view the Sun without store-bought equipment
*how to darken the sky from your home
*upcoming unaided-eye events
*benefits of belonging to an astronomy club
*actual practice identifying stars, asterisms and constellations (weather permitting)

The cost is $15 per EBR Parish registrant, and $18 for each person living outside of EBR Parish. Enrollment begins on 28 November. The class is limited to thirty registrants, all of whom must be over eighteen; children are not allowed.

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/special3.html

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Re: "Learn Your Sky" Course

Post by Christopher K. » January 6th, 2016, 11:17 am

Due to lack of enrollment, Saturday's "Learn Your Sky" course is cancelled (the course required a minimum number of enrollees). The next "Learn Your Sky" course had a date still to be determined.

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Re: "Learn Your Sky" Course

Post by Christopher K. » January 8th, 2016, 2:17 pm

As already announced, tomorrow's "Learn Your Telescope" course has been postponed due to insufficient enrollment. The new and final date for the year is Saturday 6 February. The time remains the same (3pm to 7pm) as do all of the rules, requirements and topics to be covered. This new date is now available for registration.

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Re: "Learn Your Sky" Course

Post by Christopher K. » January 29th, 2016, 6:51 pm

There are sufficient signups for "Learn Your Sky". It will definitely take place on the 6th from 3pm to 7pm. A number of slots are still open. Join us!

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