Moving On In Astronomy

Are you interested in learning more, observing more, discovering more?
This is our second course in Astronomy and will look at areas like: goto telescopes versus manual one, using binoculars and small telescopes for star hopping, planning and keeping a record of your observations, drawing the moon or planets, variable stars, messier objects, and many other things from the night sky.

10:00 – Introduction.
10:10 – 11:00 How star hopping works (Lecture Theatre then planetarium)
11:00 – 11:15 Morning tea
11:15 – 12:00 Telescope – goto versus manual. What is good for observing?
12:00 – 12:45 Using Binoculars – what will I see?
12:45 – 1:45 Lunch
1:45 – 2:30 Drawing the night sky…..Moon/Planets/Star clusters/Nebulae
2:30 – 3:15 Double stars, variable stars and star clusters
3:15 – 3:30 Afternoon tea
3:30 – 4:00 Planning and keeping records of your observations