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54 - Autumn Star Search
Mon, 16 Oct 2017, 19:30 – Mon, 6 Nov 2017, 21:30 BST
Star Search 2017
A choice of two 4 week courses held in Spring and Autumn
These courses are designed to look at the whole sky using the unaided eye. They will help you recognise the most prominent constellations so you can use them to navigate your way around the night sky. In ancient times many stories were attached to the constellations and we will explore some of these mythologies. You will learn about the Moon and planets and there will be a brief introduction to some deeper sky objects that are often spotted through binoculars. You will also learn how to use a planisphere and star maps. We recommend that you bring a red light torch if you have one and wrap up warmly.
The course is partly classroom based but it is hoped that, weather permitting, there will be plently of opportunity to translate what has been learned indoors to the actual night sky on clear evenings.
The Centre’s shop sells planispheres and many useful guides to the night sky and will be open on each evening.
Time 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Spring 2 March - 23 March (Thursdays)
Autumn 16 October - 6 November (Mondays)
Course lecturer: Dr. Sandra Voss
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The Observatory Science Centre
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