AE21 Treasures of the Summer Night Sky

Thursday August 26

1:00 PM  –  2:30 PM


Treasures of the Summer Night Sky

ONLINE* Thursday, August 26; 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Stephan Martin

$30 Adult Non-member** (**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes. Become an Arboretum Member!)

BRN Elective | NCEE Criteria III***


Join this illuminating introduction of the treasures of the night sky to discover the constellations, bright stars, planets and deep sky objects that fill the summer evening skies. The class will review the basic use of planispheres and star charts to learn about some of the rich collection of objects that are visible with binoculars and small telescopes.

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.


*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. 


***Upon registration, participants will be asked to identify if they are seeking certificate credit through Arboretum certificate of merit programs or NC Environmental Education. Responses will prompt further communication regarding requirements and reporting for credit.



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