Astronomy:  Seeing Stars


3:10 PM – 4:50 PM

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16

Looking at the sky what do you see—stars? In this course we learn about the composition of stars, their constellations and the myths that ancient civilizations and the Greeks composed around them.  We  begin at the North Pole, follow the seasons and end at the South Pole.

Syllabus: Astronomy: Seeing Stars
Anne Peskin

Week 1:              History of Astronomy

Week 2:              The Northern Sky

Week 3:              The Fall Sky

Week 4:              The Winter Sky

Week 5:              The Spring and Summer Sky

Week 6:              The Southern Sky

Facilitator: Anne Peskin 

Anne Peskin  has taught astronomy and, more importantly, uses her knowledge as a sailor and navigator on her many long sailing voyages.  She enjoys stargazing.