AE21 Spring Stargazing & Sky Watch

Thursday May 6

9:30 PM  –  10:30 PM


Spring Stargazing & Sky Watch

ONLINE* Thursday, May 6; 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Instructor: Stephan Martin

$10 Member | $15 Non-member

BRN Elective (1 hour)


Stargazing and social distancing come together to form a unique virtual stargazing community as we gather to explore the constellations, bright stars, planets and deep sky objects of the spring night sky with local astronomer Stephan Martin as our guide. For this audio-only class, all you need is a smartphone or mobile device, a free downloadable astronomy app, or an internet connection to join in via Zoom to enjoy the wonders of the night sky from the safety of your own stargazing location. Steve will point out some of the celestial wonders of the night sky during during time. A dark moon will should set the stage for the Eta Aquarids meteor shower to put on a good show!

For a deeper dive into the spring night sky, combine this class with Treasures of the Spring Night Sky on Thursday, May 6, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.


*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in a reminder email sent to registrants by the day prior to the event. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. This is a live, interactive class and will NOT be recorded for later viewing.


Stephan Martin is an astronomer and educator who taught at colleges and universities for more than 25 years. He has lectured on light pollution and its effects on the environment and has offered stargazing and introductory astronomy workshops domestically and internationally. He was formerly the supervisor of the Williams College observatory, where he participated in research expeditions around the world to study and observe solar eclipses.


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