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September 5, 2023
Treasures of the Summer Night Sky

ONSITE | Tuesday, September 5, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Instructor: Stephan Martin

$35 Non-member Adult**

(**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.)

Course Capacity: 20

BRN Elective | BREG Elective | NCEE Credit


Join us for an exploration of the treasures of the night sky as we discover the constellations, bright stars, planets, and deep sky objects that are most apparent in summertime in Southern Appalachia, including the Summer Triangle and the red supergiants Arcturus and Antares! During this live streamed class, astronomer and physicist Stephan Martin takes us through the basic use of planispheres and star charts to find our way around the night sky and learn about some of the rich collections of objects that are visible to the naked eye or with binoculars and small telescopes. Join us in person at the Arboretum or from home in this live streamed, interactive class.

Stephan Martin is an astronomer and educator who taught at colleges and universities for more than 25 years. He has lectured on light pollution and its effects on the environment and has offered stargazing and introductory astronomy workshops domestically and internationally. He was formerly the supervisor of the Williams College observatory, where he participated in research expeditions around the world to study and observe solar eclipses.

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September 5, 2023


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