AE21 Treasures of the Spring Night Sky

Thursday May 6

1:00 PM  –  2:30 PM


Treasures of the Spring Night Sky

ONLINE* Thursday, May 6; 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Stephan Martin

$35 Member | $45 Non-member

BRN Elective (2 hours)


Join us for an exploration of the treasures of the night sky as we discover the constellations, bright stars, planets, and deep sky objects that fill the evening skies in spring, including the Eta Aquarids meteor shower! During this online class, we'll review the basic use of planispheres and star charts to find our way around the night sky and learn about some of the rich collections of objects that are visible with binoculars and small telescopes.

Combine this class with Spring Stargazing & Sky Watch on Thursday, May 6, from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m., to get some guided practice exploring the night sky.

*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. A recording of the class will be made available to registered participants for a limited period following the session for review and to provide access to those with scheduling conflicts. 


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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