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TITLE: Astronomy Boat tour with Campfire 3+
DESCRIPTION: Enjoy a night out on our tour boat and learn about the constellations, their stories and other night-sky features. Our astronomical naturalist identifies the stars for you and will have a telescope to try out. The program concludes with a campfire. S'mores ingredients provided; hot dogs welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

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 an adult registered in the program.

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. 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: (6-Adult) Learn about the moon and do fun activities and crafts that will help demystify the moon and 'bring it down to earth.' Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the propgram.

TITLE: Astronomy for Family Fun: Planets
DESCRIPTION: (4-Adult) 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 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: 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 Sundials I (16-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Learn about the world's oldest clocks. Explore the history of sundials and solar alignments from Newgrange to modern sundials to digital sundials. Learn about Pythagoras and the beauty of triangles and proportions which lead to basic trigonometry. Use simple trigonometry to draw a horizontal sundial. Class includes a half hour break

TITLE: Intro to Sundials II (16-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Tour the Jamestown Sundial located at Observatory Park of Turner Farm and learn about it and its history. Use software to explore the mathematics of vertical declining dials and design your own sundial.

TITLE: Intro to Telescopes (10-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: 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: Spring 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 Apr. 19, May 17 and June 14.

TITLE: Starlight Compass Night Hike
DESCRIPTION: (5-Adult) Before GPS, travelers used the stars to guide their way. Find out what celestial navigation is, learn some of its history and try it out in an exploratory activity around the farm. Finish with a short hike to look at the stars. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Please dress for the weather.

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

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