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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 Summer 6-Adult
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: 06/30-Planets; 08/16-Jupiter. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Astronomy for Family Fun: Stars
DESCRIPTION: (4-Adult) 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 Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Astronomy Merit Badge. Homework and details on what to bring can be found online.

TITLE: Boardwalk Astronomy
DESCRIPTION: (12-Adult) What's new in the night sky? Join park naturalists as they take you on a tour of constellations, comets and other current events happening in the heavens above. Canceled in case of rain or other severe weather.

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 (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 observing session is held outdoors 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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