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Introduction to Astronomy

January 12 @ 6:00 pm - March 30 @ 7:40 pm EST
$150

Astronomy is intimately connected to our most basic need; the quest to know where we fit in the grand scheme of things. We’re lucky to live in a time when we’ve come to understand the basic rules of planetary motion, stellar evolution, and the origin of the universe. We still strive to reach further. Fortunately, we live in a new Golden Age of Astronomy, where the blend of technology and mathematics has led us to a time when startling discoveries…

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March 2021

Cosmic Coffee, Cup No. 35 | The Messier Marathon

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am MST

Join Lowell Observatory Director Dr. Jeff Hall as he speaks with Lowell Educators Jos Schindler, Ariel Daniel, Kendall Edwards, and Hannah Zigo about the Messier Marathon. We’ll chat about Charless Messier and his famous list of 110 deep-sky objects, plus how that list became the subject of a celestial “marathon” each year. Cosmic Coffee explores a different topic in astronomy or planetary science each Thursday at 9 am AZ (MST). You can find all of our Live-Streams and more on…

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Introduction to Amateur Astronomy

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 20, 2021

Free

The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society is happy to present a five-part lecture series starting on January 23, 2021 that will help participants become star-hopping skymasters! For the first time ever, the lecture series will be offered online via the video conferencing service Zoom. Admission is FREE but those interested in attending are asked to register through our website. Registrants will be provided with the Zoom meeting ID and password, along with comprehensive notes for each installment of the series. Those participants…

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AAVSO How-to Hour: How to Do Variable Star Photometry With Your DSLR

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Free

In this free webinar, Dr. Barbara Harris will be encouraging you to use your DSLR camera to contribute to science by measuring the brightness of variable stars, and will be explaining walking you through how.

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Free Online Talk on Lick Observatory During Two Pandemics

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST
Free

On Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021 at 7 pm, Lick Observatory astronomer Dr. Elinor Gates will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on: ”Lick Observatory During Pandemics: 1918 and 2020.” On line at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SVAstronomyLectures The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series (through Foothill College), now in its 21st year. Lick Observatory, the first continuously inhabited mountain-top observatory in the world, has been doing ground-breaking research since its opening in 1888. 30 years after Lick Observatory established…

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Astronomy Talk by Wil Tirion (CE Astronomy Club)

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

World-famous star chart illustrator Wil Tirion, whose work has graced the pages of sky maps for many years, will be the featured guest on Saturday, March 13, when the Charlie Elliott Astronomy Club of Atlanta and the Fernbank Science Center also of Atlanta hold their next virtual (online) program. This free program begins at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, with a short presentation by Fernbank’s planetary geologist Scott Harris before Wil presents his personal account of the history of star charts…

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Streaming | Messier Marathon International Star Party

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - March 14 @ 6:30 pm MST
Lowell Observatory YouTube Channel, 1400 W Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff, 86001 United States
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Join Lowell Observatory’s Messier Marathon, an all-night virtual star party during which we’ll hunt for all 110 objects in Charles Messier’s famous catalog. These are among the most prominent deep-sky objects visible in the night sky. We’ll broadcast live from the Giovale Open Deck Observatory (https://lowell.edu/giovale-open-deck-observatory/), using our state-of-the-art PlaneWave telescope and shiny new MallinCam system. *This Livestream will be simulcast on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/lowellobservatory). The party begins at 6:30 pm MST on March 13, just before local sunset here in…

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Introduction to Amateur Astronomy

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 20, 2021

Free

The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society is happy to present a five-part lecture series starting on January 23, 2021 that will help participants become star-hopping skymasters! For the first time ever, the lecture series will be offered online via the video conferencing service Zoom. Admission is FREE but those interested in attending are asked to register through our website. Registrants will be provided with the Zoom meeting ID and password, along with comprehensive notes for each installment of the series. Those participants…

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Gardner Camp Star Party – Orion & Pleiades

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Gardner Camp, 26558 160th Street
Hull, IL 62343

Our Basic Star Party is perfect for introducing the night sky to youth and adults. Gardner Camp has the best viewing sky in the entire region. We kick off the party inside our amazing StarLab planetarium where groups can fly to Mars and the Moon as well as view videos and animations of night sky marvels! After our planetarium experience, we lay under the stars and listen to the telling of constellation stories! This session focuses on the constellation Orion…

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