Young Astronomers Classes

learning how to use a telescope

learning how to use a telescope

 

In our astronomy classes, kids learn how to use a telescope on their own, navigate constellations with a star finder, hear star lore from cultures around the world, and experience activities important in setting a foundation for understanding our solar system and universe. We go on a walk through a scale model of the solar system, learn how to use an astrolabe to chart the moon, model the reason for our planet’s seasons, and model moon phases. We deepen our knowledge and understanding of natural phenomena we’re affected by daily but often take for granted.


Young Astronomers Series 

 

(also offered this Spring: Young Astronomers Series for girls🙂

Each class also consists of setting up our telescopes, touring the night sky that night, hearing a star lore story and viewing major celestial objects in my 10″ telescope.

Parents are invited to attend with their kids and participate as little or as much as they want, no charge.

Spring 2017 Classes:

SW AUSTIN Wednesday, March 22nd- April 12th* 8:00-9:30 pm REGISTER HERE

(*this class has started but you can still register to begin by our 2nd class March 30th)

SW AUSTIN  Young Astronomers Series  for girls: Sunday, April 2nd- April 23rd 8:00-9:30 pm REGISTER HERE

Summer 2017 Classes:

CEDAR PARK/ROUND ROCK  Young Astronomers Series

Mondays, June/July  8:30-9:45 pm REGISTER HERE

 

Young Astronomers Series II

Each class also consists of setting up our telescopes, touring the night sky that night, hearing a star lore story and viewing major celestial objects in my 10″ telescope.

Parents are invited to attend with their kids and participate as little or as much as they want, no charge.

Summer 2017 Classes:

 

SW AUSTIN Young Astronomers Series II

Mondays, July/August  8:15-9:45 pm REGISTER HERE

 


learning how to use the FunScopes to find the moon and Jupiter

learning how to use the FunScopes to find the moon and Jupiter

Girl and Boy Scouts

Hands-on Astronomy Class

  • Learn how to identify constellations in our night sky
  • Learn how to use a telescope
  • Go on a Solar System walk and get a feel for the immense space between the planets, or
  • Learn how moon phases and eclipses work
  • View major celestial objects in a 10″ telescope
  • Hear a star lore story.
  • Ages 8 and up

This is sure to be a confidence building experience for anyone interested in learning about astronomy!

Fill out the contact form below to request a scout program for your troop:







Girl Scout Badge Programs

Cadette Night Owl Badge

  • CadetteBadgeNightOwl606_606Go on a night hike
  • Learn about people who have night time jobs
  • Learn how to use a telescope
  • Learn how to find constellations in the sky
  • View celestial objects through my 10″ telescope

Fill out the contact form below to request a scout program for your troop:







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Seniors Naturalist-Sky Badge

  • Learn how to use a telescope
  • Learn how to find constellations
  • View through my 10″ scope
  • Learn how to use an astrolabe to measure the altitude and azimuth of celestial objects
  • Explore the connection between people and flight
  • Learn about how to save the night sky
  • Create sky art

Fill out the contact form below to request a scout program for your troop:







Boy Scout Badge Programs

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  • Learn how to use a telescope
  • Learn how to find constellations using a star map
  • View through my 10″ scope
  • Learn the importance of our north star
  • Go on a scale model of the solar system walk to learn about our solar system and beyond
  • Be able to explain the following terms: planet, star, solar system, galaxy, the Milky Way, black hole, red giant, white dwarf, comet, meteor, moon, asteroid, star map and universe
  • Hear star stories

astronomy_pinAstronomy Academics Pin (can be combined with above)

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coming soon!

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Introductory Astronomy Class 

Each class also consists of setting up our telescopes, touring the night sky that night, hearing a star lore story and viewing major celestial objects in my 10″ telescope.

Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Classes:

SOUTH AUSTIN Saturday, January 21st,RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER

Sunday, January 22nd, 6:30-8:00 pm REGISTER HERE

SOUTH AUSTIN Friday, December 9th, 6:00-7:30pm REGISTER HERE


6 Week Mini-Semester Course

This is sure to be a confidence building experience for anyone interested in learning about astronomy!

For a list of Science TEKS covered click here

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