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Astronomy Tonight  is an educational program for lifelong learners ages 21 and older.  This program consists of a series of three modules with four sessions of three-hour classes each.  These modules will take participants through a basic understanding of how the study of Astronomy began to joining those that are now looking for habitable planets in other systems far away.  Each week participants will not only be a part of a class but will enjoy a hands-on activity related to the weekly topic.  Participants will be able to continue learning through forum and chat room opportunities.

The final session of the module will include an interactive session under the stars.  Participants will be able to put what has been learned into practice by helping others to enjoy the universe.  The first module begins on January 27th .

Class Schedule and Topics:

January 27 – History & Overview of Astronomy

February 3 – Observing the Night Sky – Binoculars and Telescopes

February 10 – Understanding our Solar System – The Sun and the Planets

February 14 – Solar Observations

Students will receive a planisphere to aid in location and identification of constellations and other cosmic objects and build a simple telescope that will aid in the understanding of the use of optics in viewing our universe.

Cost is $100.00 for registration prior to January 9, 2015.  Cost after January 9 is $125.00.

To register, call 305-743-8889, 305-394-0975 or email .

Classes are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will be held in the Cracker House located at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.  Entrance to Cracker House is located on the right-of-way near the center of the property.  Look for the sign.

For Crane Point information, call 305-743-3900.


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