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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 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: Black Holes
DESCRIPTION: (6-Adult) Enjoy hands-on activities and looking through our telescopes to explore the universe and learn about mind-boggling phenomena and celestial happenings. A different topic each night: 10/26-Black Holes; 11/6-Galaxies; 12/7-Geminid Meteor Showers.

TITLE: Astronomy for Family Fun: Galaxies
DESCRIPTION: (6-Adult) Come enjoy hands-on activities and observing through our telescopes to learn about galaxies and the potential of life outside of Earth. Prepare to feel small as we explore just how big the universe really is!

TITLE: Astronomy for Family Fun: Meteor Showers
DESCRIPTION: (6-Adult) Come enjoy hands-on activities and observing through our telescopes to learn about meteor showers. Learn when and where to look for shooting stars to ensure the best chances to find some as we prepare for the best meteor shower of the year: the Geminids!

TITLE: Astronomy for Family Fun: Solar System
DESCRIPTION: (6-Adult) Enjoy hands-on activities and looking through our telescopes to learn about the solar system and everything in it. Explore every corner, observe some planets, and find out why Earth is just right to support life.

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 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: 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: Sky-watching and Meteor Shower
DESCRIPTION: (4-Adult) Scheduled during the peak period of the meteor shower, we spend the early evening introducing you to the night sky, including meteors, planets and constellations. Bring a lawn chair and relax in the park picnic area, look for meteors and constellations and enjoy the evening with family and friends. A naturalist will be available throughout the evening to answer questions.

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.

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