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Astronomy Projects with Stellarium

An online astronomy course for young learners, around 11-14 years old, to explore our universe.

Begins November 12

Stimulate your child's curious, bright mind with our online astronomy course, led by Strasenburgh Planetarium Director, Steve Fentress. Students will discover the workings of the universe by exploring the foundations of astronomy and the many phenomena occurring outside Earth’s atmosphere.

During each 90-minute session, students will dive into a new astronomy topic and apply their learning to in-session projects and discussion. Additional assignments will be given to complete outside of class using a free astronomy software (discussed in class) or through observation of the real sky outside. Each class will include a lecture, participatory discussions, and in-session projects.

Prerequisite: our course Astronomy with Stellarium. 

Now that you know how to control Stellarium, use it for advanced projects such as searching through time to discover cycles of the moon and planets; reconstructing the appearance of the sky at the time of historical events; analyzing how the sky is shown in famous works of art. Do a project and discuss it with the group.