OP20 Intro to Star Chart & Star Gazing Apps

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Thursday April 16

3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Intro to Star Chart & Star Gazing Apps

Instructor: Stephan Martin

Thursday, April 16, 3 - 4 p.m.

Free; Suggested Donation $15

BREG | BRN Elective - 1 hour 


Used by over 30 million people world-wide, Star Chart is an app that provides a magical star gazing experience like no other. Astronomer Stephan Martin introduces you to Star Chart and other free stargazing apps so that you can carry around a virtual planetarium in your pocket! Look through your smartphone or other handheld device to help you bring the whole visible universe into focus. Steve will share insights on the treasures of the night sky that you can see this spring, including the upcoming Lyrid Meteor Shower!



Stephan Martin is an astronomer and educator who has taught astronomy at colleges and universities across the U.S. 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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