UT Informal Classes for Adults

Screen Shot 2012-12-01 at 8.55.01 AMIf you are looking for an class for adults, sign up soon through UT Informal Classes for Stargazing. This is an introductory level course that meets once a week for 4 weeks.

We will learn how to use a telescope and gain confidence in finding planets, stars and constellations. Join me, Amy Jackson, for an engaging, hands-on program that will get you started on your journey  learning about astronomy.

In this 4 week course,  you will:

  • 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
  • Understand what you can do to decrease light pollution and save our night sky

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.

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

Current UT Informal Class Schedule

FALL 2017 CLASSES

UT Informal Class #1

When: Wednesday nights: October 18th – November 8th, from 7:30-9pm

Where: Circle C Metropolitan Park

WINTER 2017 CLASSES

UT Informal Class #1

Class TBD

UT Informal Class #2

Class TBD

SUMMER 2018 CLASSES

UT Informal Class #1

Class TBD

UT Informal Class #2

Class TBD