EYES TO THE SKIES – A basic astronomy course for adults


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Now taking registrations for the Winter 2017 sessions of Eyes to the Skies & Telescopes 101.

EYES TO THE SKIES: Wednesday evenings from January 18th to February 15th from 7-9:30pm in the Planetarium at the Manitoba Museum

Having trouble telling Orion’s belt from Cassiopeia’s throne? Does looking at the night sky cause you to scratch your head in wonder? Then we have the answer for you! The Manitoba Museum is hosting a five-evening program on the basics of astronomy and navigating the night sky. Eyes to the Skies will take participants on an in-depth tour of our night sky including constellations, planets, the Moon and much, much more. No previous knowledge of astronomy needed!

Using images and video, hands-on demonstrations, handouts and the unique Digistar 5® technology of the Planetarium Star Theatre, even the most beginner of stargazers will be able to navigate the night sky like a pro by the end of this course.

TELESCOPES 101: Wednesday evening February 22nd from 7-9:30pm in the Planetarium at the Manitoba Museum

Have you always wanted to purchase a telescope, but the terminology intimidates you? Or do you own a telescope already, but it sits in your basement collecting dust because you don’t know how to point it? Join Planetarium astronomers as they take you through the basics of how a telescope works, what you should consider when purchasing one, and how and where to point it in the night sky. You do not need a telescope to take this class, but those who do have one are encouraged to bring them!

Registration is now open for both Winter 2017 sessions of Eyes to the Skies and Telescopes 101. Choose either one, or take both and save! The cost for the five-evening Eyes to the Skies course is $125 per person ($100 for Museum members). The one-night Telescopes 101 class is $30 per person ($25 for members). Register for both courses for only $150 per person ($120 for members). Refreshments will be served.

Both courses have a maximum of 25 participants so register early to avoid disappointment!

For more information, contact instructor Mike Jensen at mjensen@manitobamuseum.ca or you can register for these courses by contacting our Registration Coordinator at 204-988-0626 or email programs@manitobamuseum.ca.

NOTE: The Manitoba Museum reserves the right to cancel the courses due to low registrations. Prices may change without notice.