Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Astronomy for Families

Look!  Up In the Sky!
Join us this spring for a three-part program series, all about enjoying the wonders of astronomy as a family and in a larger community setting.  Short details below or download a handy flyer to save.

Stargazing for Families : Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 p.m.
Learn tips, techniques, and about inexpensive or easy-to-use equipment that make backyard stargazing a fun and educational family activity.  For adults or for children ages 8 and up. Click here to register.

Planet Hunters : Monday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.
Explore Planet Hunters, one of several citizen-science programs to which you can make real contributions to science with brief training.  We'll learn about the Kepler Telescope and execute hands-on exercises showing how to search for signs of extra-solar planets.  For adults or students in middle school and up. Click here to register.

Star Party! Saturday, May 12 @ Dusk (Cloud Date, May 19)
Families are invited to enjoy the glory of the night sky in a community setting.  Details to follow as the event draws near.

Our Program Leader : Dean Kavalcovich
Our program leader is a local resident and engineer at jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney.  He is a NASA Solar System Ambassador and in 2010, was named Astronomer of the Year by the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford.