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TITLE: Astronomy Campfire (4-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: 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 an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Astronomy Festival
DESCRIPTION: Enjoy activities including guided star gazing, looking through the telescope, and listening to ancient stories about the constellations round the campfire. Other activities and games going on throughout the evening. Hot chocolate and snacks available for purchase. Canceled if raining or snowing. Preregister online for $6; $7 at the door.

TITLE: Astronomy for Family Fun: Moon
DESCRIPTION: Moon at Apogee

TITLE: Astronomy for Family Fun: Planets
DESCRIPTION: What is out there rotating around our sun? Learn about the planets, moons and their effect on us and the rest of the solar system. Learn how your family can enjoy investigating the universe together. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Astronomy for Family Fun: Stars
DESCRIPTION: Why are constellations different around the world? Learn about the natural and cultural science of stars including fun facts about our own star and the most easily viewed constellations. Learn how you can further explore constellations as a family. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Astronomy for Family Fun: Venus
DESCRIPTION: Sample the science world through the beauty of the night sky. Learn about the constellations, visible planets, comets and other night-sky phenomena through fun activities. Child 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: Goodnight Walk: Night Sky
DESCRIPTION: (3-Adult) Take a stroll in the woods and to a field to learn about night-sky wonders. Learn how to continue your own moon and star exploration at home. Enjoy a story and craft. Bring one flashlight per family and dress for an outdoor walk.Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Intro to Telescopes (16-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Class covers astronomy basics as well as how to set up and use your telescope. Course content depends on telescope type; bring your telescope to class.

TITLE: Winter Meteor Astronomy (16-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Couse covers basic meteor astronomy including meteor phenomena and when they can be seen, fireball reporting and simple visual observing techniques. Learn about automated observations using affordable video cameras. Course also covers advanced techniques using radar, radio, infrasound and spectroscopy. Optional outdoor visual observing sessions after class weather permitting; bring a lawn chair and warm cover/sleeping bag. Class meets Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar 15.

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