What a great course we had!  By the end of it everyone was finding the planets all by themselves in the telescopes.  Everyone could pick out the major constellations, and towards the end we started having conversations about life on other planets and discussing theories about the formation of the solar system.  It was a joy to get to know everyone who took the course as well as their parents.  I don’t know who asked more questions, the kids or the parents!  We saw Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and Venus and various phases it went through over the course.  We learned about the phases of the Moon, how eclipses work, the upcoming transit of Venus, the reason for the seasons, the fact that the North star isn’t always the pole star, and how immense in size our universe and solar system really is.  If you are interested in signing up for the next course, click on the link: Course for ages 8 and up.