Young Astronomers Classes

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

Young Astronomers
Series 1

  • Learn how to use a telescope and gain in self confidence as you practice using it over 4 classes
  • Become proficient at finding constellations in the sky and understand what causes our seasons on Earth
  • Chart the moon over 3 weeks measuring its altitude and azimuth
  • Discover how moon phases and eclipses work
  • Walk away knowing why the North star will not always be our North star
  • Get a feel for the immense space between the planets
  • Hear star lore from different cultures
  • Understand what you can do to decrease light pollution and save our night sky
  • Ages 8 -12

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.

Sign up for the series or individual classes.

Fall 2017 Classes:

CEDAR PARK/ROUND ROCK  Young Astronomers Series IA and IB
Brushy Creek Lake Park
3300 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613

October 14th, 2017 – November 4th, 2017
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

October 25th, 2017 – November 15th, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Young Astronomers
Series 2

  • Learn about how black holes and space time work
  • Learn about astrobiology and the search for life on other planets
  • Learn about stellar life cycles
  • Learn about the largest research telescopes in the world
  • Practice using a telescope to find new objects in the sky
  • Become proficient at finding constellations in the sky and understand what causes our seasons on Earth
  • Hear star lore from different cultures
  • Understand what you can do to decrease light pollution and save our night sky
  • Ages 8-12

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.

Sign up for the series or for individual classes.

Enrolling in Series I is not a requirement for enrolling in Series II

Fall 2017 Classes:

SW AUSTIN Young Astronomers Series II

This series has begun but you can still register at a prorated rate for the remaining 3 classes or sign up for individual classes.
Circle C Metro Park
6301 W Slaughter Ln – Austin,
September 20, 2017 – October 11, 2017
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm