AE21 Treasures of the Winter Night Sky

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Tuesday February 16

1:00 PM  –  2:30 PM


Treasures of the Winter Night Sky

ONLINE*  Tuesday, February 16; 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Stephan Martin

$25 member | $35 non-member

BRN Elective | NCEE Criteria II credit (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 the cool of winter. 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.

Registration for this class includes the virtual Winter Stargazing & Sky Watch on Tuesday, February 16, 8 to 9 p.m. Participants do not need to register for the sky watch separately.

*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in your confirmation email following registration. 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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