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Astronomy 101: The Solar System

Zoom

Wednesdays, 7 PM, Nov. 3, 10; Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22

An introduction to astronomy and the Solar System. Hierarchy and motions of objects in space. Distance measurements. Thumbnail sketch of history and physics of astronomy. Details of the Solar System: sun, moon, planets, asteroids, meteors, comets. Seasons and tides on Earth. Recommended for new AAA members and interested friends/family, and as a review for continuing members who want to take our more specialized classes also. Stellarium computer simulations will be used to illustrate selected topics.

$60
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Urban Astrophotography 102: Deep Sky Imaging

Zoom

Thursdays, 7 PM. Dec. 2, 9, 16; Jan. 6, 20, 27; field night TBD

Light pollution has a huge impact on the way we perceive the night sky from New York. But readily available technology gives us great tools for taking photos and doing real time electronic viewing right through the light dome.

$60

Observing: Floyd Bennett Field

Floyd Bennett Field 3159 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY

AAA returns to Floyd Bennett Field to end the 2021 observing season! Join us on December 10, starting at 6:30 PM for views of our…

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Astronomy Smorgasbord

Zoom

Wednesdays, 7 PM. January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16
Registration has begun.
Six different astronomy topics presented by six instructors. Topics include Amateur Spectroscopy, 2022 Astronomical Calendar, Touring the night sky with Stellarium, Sound and Images in Presentations, Astronomy on the Ceiling of Grand Central Terminal, Basics of Telescopes and Observing.

$60.00

AAA 2022 Holiday Party

Brass Monkey 55 Little West 12th St, New York, NY

This Members-Only event will be hosted by the AAA. Please join us as we celebrate our 95th year! Register HERE. All entrants will be required…

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Observing: Fort Greene

Fort Greene 69 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Join the Amateur Astronomers Association in Fort Greene, Brooklyn for free observing sessions, open to the public!   We will meet near the corner of…

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Astronomy 102: Stars, Galaxies, Cosmos

Zoom

Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM. Feb. 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2022.  Online via Zoom.
Registration is now closed.

Astronomy 102 explores the universe beyond the Solar System. We discuss how and when the universe began, the formation of stars and galaxies, its expansion, and probable future.  We study how astronomers measure great distances and how stars generate their tremendous energies.  We will explore how elements are produced in stars, the structure and types of galaxies, and exotic objects like neutron stars and black holes.

$60.00