Past Classes

2023

2022

Jan.         Winter Smorgasbord- Amateur Spectroscopy (A. Viegas), Astronomical Constellation Calendar (Lydia M. Petrosino), Sky Tour with Stellarium (J. Gonzalez), Enhancing Astrophoto Presentations with Music (P. Stahly, I. Pease), Astronomy on the Grand Central Terminal Ceiling  (L. Faltz), Tips for Telescopes and Observing (P. Taganac)

Feb.          Astronomy 102: Stars, Galaxies, Cosmos- Alfredo Viegas

Feb.          AstroNews1 (single class, free)- Robert.Marx

April          Clocks, Calendars, Coordinates, Orbits- David Kiefer

May.          AstroNews2 (single class, free)- Robert Marx

June         Summer Smorgasbord- RSPEC for Spectra (Tom Fields), Summer Skies (Tony Faddoul), History of Telescope  (Bart Fried),  Zodiac Myths (Lydia M. Petrosino), “One-Zoom”: Evolution’s Tree of Life App (Natila Belfiore),   Facts and Falsehoods on Climate Change (David Helfand)

Aug.          AstroNews Hour 3 (single class, free)- Robert Marx

Aug.          Update on Webb Telescope (single class, free)- Matthias Schmitt

Aug.          Gaia Satellite’s Data Release 3 (single class)- David Kiefer

Sept.         Astronomy 101: Basics of Astronomy and Solar System- Irene Pease

Oct.           AstroNews Hour4 (single class, free)- Robert Marx

Oct.           Urban Astrophotography: Planetary Imaging- Mauri Rosenthal

Nov.          Planetary Science (seven classes)- David Kiefer & Matthias Schmitt

2021

Jan.           Night Sky Photography- Stan Honda

Jan.           Smorgasbord- Voyagers(I. Pease), Sundials (D. Kiefer), Stellarium (M. Schmidt), Light (R. Marx), Black Holes (B. Hernandez),  Cell Phones in Astrophotography)

Jan.           Current Missions- I. Pease

March        Physics in Astronomy- D. Kiefer

April           Astronomy 102: Stars, Galaxies, Cosmos- A. Viegas

April           Cosmology 101- D. Kiefer

June          Advanced Night Sky Photography- S. Honda

June          Summer Smorgasbord- Night Sky Photography Basics(S. Honda), Stellarium (M. Schmidt), Gravity (R. Marx), Past Missions (I. Pease),  Telescope History and Design (B. Fried)

July           Cosmology 102- D. Kiefer

Sept.        Stellarium Workshop- M. Schmidt

Oct.          Urban Astrophotography 101- M. Rosenthal & A. Viegas

Nov.          Introduction to Night Sky Photography- S. Honda

Nov.          Astronomy 101- D. Kiefer

Dec.         Urban Astrophotography 102- M. Rosenthal, P. Bossier

2020

Feb.            Clocks, Calendars, Coordinates, Orbits- David Kiefer

Feb.            Urban Astrophotography- Mauri Rosenthal, Alfredo Viegas

April            Planetary Science- David Kiefer

May            Astronomy 101: The Solar System- Matthias Schmidt

June           Astrometrics- David Kiefer

May            Astronomy 101: The Solar System- Matthias Schmidt

Sept.          Multiwavelength Astronomy – David Kiefer

Sept.          Night Sky Photography- Stan Honda

Nov.            Astronomy Before the Telescope- David Kiefer

2019

Feb.            Physics in Astronomy- David Kiefer

March         Stargazing Skills- Peter Tagatac

April           Night Sky Photography- Stan Honda

April.          Cosmology- David Kiefer

June           Astronomy 101: The Solar System- Irene Pease

Sept.          Recent Breakthroughs in Astronomy- David Kiefer

Oct.            Astronomy 102: Stars, Galaxies, Cosmos- Irene Pease

2018

Feb.            Clocks, Calendars, Coordinates, Orbits- David Kiefer

March         Muti-Wavelength Astronomy and Telescopes- David Kiefer

Sept.          Astromomy 101: The Basics- David Kiefer

Oct.            Stargazing Skills Workshop- Peter Tagatac

Nov.            Measuring Distances in Space- David Kiefer

Nov.             Intro to Night Sky Photography- Stan Honda

PREVIOUS INSTRUCTORS 2009 – 2017

Prof. Jason Kendall (Board Member), Jaclyn Avidon (Board Member), Dr. Sneer Honappa, Dr. Denton Ebel,  Marc Horowitz, Andrew Kessler (NASA Phoenix Mars Mission), Micheal O’Gara (AAA President), Richard Rosenberg (AAA President), Dr. Shana Tribiano (Board Member)