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TITLE: Astronomy Campfire (4-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: (4-Adult) Enjoy a campfire and learn what ancient cultures saw in the stars. Make s'mores over the embers after hearing tales of the constellations. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Minimum age to attend program is 4yrs.

TITLE: Astronomy Explorers (4-7 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Learn about the sun, the moon, the planets and beyond in this very first fun class about astronomy. Fun activities each day with a related craft.

TITLE: Astronomy Festival
DESCRIPTION: (3-Adult) Enjoy activities including guided star gazing, looking through the telescope, and listening to ancient stories about the constellations round the campfire. Participate in other activities and games throughout the evening. Hot chocolate and snacks available for purchase. Canceled if raining or snowing.

TITLE: Astronomy for Family Fun
DESCRIPTION: (6-Adult) Enjoy hands-on activities and looking through our telescopes to explore the universe and learn about the solar system and the night sky. A different topic each night: 04/12-Stars; 05/31-Jupiter. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Astronomy for Family Fun: Moon
DESCRIPTION: (6-Adult) Learn about the moon and do fun activities and crafts that help demystify the moon and bring it down to earth. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Astronomy Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Astronomy Merit Badge. Homework and what to bring can be found online.

TITLE: Astronomy Night at Riverbend
DESCRIPTION: (8-Adult) Meet at the Visitor Center to explore different astronomy topics then stick around for a campfire and roast marshmallows. Topics: 12/30 & 2/24 Comets and Meteors; 12/23 & 3/10 Moon Phases and Eclipses; 1/20 Tools and Tech to observe the sky; 2/10 Constellations and Star Charts.

TITLE: Intro to Telescopes (9-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: (9-Adult) Class covers astronomy basics and how to set up and use your telescope. Course content depends on telescope type and includes observing selected objects in the sky using the roll-top observatory, weather permitting. You can bring your own telescope to class.

TITLE: Meteor Astronomy (9-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: (9-Adult) This class covers basic meteor astronomy including what meteors are, their origins, best time to view, fireball reporting, visual and video observing techniques, movie clips from past meteor storms, how one estimates trajectory and orbits and other instrumental techniques used by amateur meteor observers. An optional outdoor visual observing session will be held after class, weather permitting. Bring a lawn chair and warm cover/sleeping bag.

TITLE: Radio Astronomy (9-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: (9-Adult) What can you hear from space? Learn about cosmic noise and what it tells us about the sun, the magnetic structure surrounding some of our planets and the strange decametric radio signals from Jupiter and its moon Io. Learn how our galaxy is mapped using the faint signals from hydrogen atoms and the behavior of molecules and the meanings behind the sounds of pulsars, strange, dense, fast-rotating stars. Come hear what our universe is saying.

TITLE: Summer Astronomy Campfire
DESCRIPTION: (4-Adult) Enjoy a campfire and learn what ancient cultures saw in the stars. Look at the moon through a telescope and learn to identify the visible constellations. Make s'mores. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Canceled in case of rain. Minimum age to attend program is 4 years.

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