Telescopes and Exploring the Night Sky

Course: Telescopes and Exploring the Night Sky

This course is for astronomy enthusiasts wanting to get acquainted with the night sky. Participants will learn how to identify the constellations and get experience with telescopes. Learning will be through lectures, on-hand demonstrations, and observation. The use, pros and cons, accessories, and eyepieces will be reviewed in connection with the most common telescopes—the refractor, reflector, and SCT (Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope). These scopes will be used for actual viewing of the night sky, including the moon, visible planets, clusters of stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Tucson typically has clear nights, which should ensure plenty of practice learning the constellations and using the telescopes. This is a fun course so there won’t be any quizzes or tests (written for a laugh but fun is most important). Reference books and star charts will be provided free for participants to keep.

Location: East Campus building E3 room 305

Start Date
September 12th, 2024
End Date
October 17th, 2024


Telescopes and Exploring the Night Sky - SW-277 3

Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Sep 12th, 2024 Oct 17th, 2024 Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Kenneth Graun East -