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Stellarium Workshop

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NOTE: This class is still being managed by our old Wild Apricot system.

Visit the event page on Wild Apricot: https://members.aaa.org/event-4474561

$60
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Urban Astrophotography 101: Planetary Imaging

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Thursdays, 7 PM. Sept. 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4

Urban AP 101 teaches the use of Planetary Cameras and software (cameras and software designed specifically for this purpose) which go to the next level – pulling surprising detail from small amateur telescopes, even from the heart of the city. We expand on material of previous UAP classes but now focus on telescope astro cams, not on DSLR cameras.

$60
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Introduction to Night Sky Photography

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Tuesdays, 7 PM. Oct. 26 (NEW), Nov. 2, 16 (field day), 23, 30; Dec. 7

Don’t put your camera away when the sun sets! Learn how to shoot the night sky with landscapes with a digital SLR or mirrorless camera and ordinary lenses (not through telescopes). How to shoot well composed and exposed starscapes, night sky landscapes, eclipses, the moon, astronomical phenomena. This will be an in-depth course about wide field night sky photography.

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Astronomy 101: The Solar System

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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.

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Urban Astrophotography 102

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

Urban AP 102 teaches the use of Cooled CMOS Astrocameras and related software to electronically view and image Deep Sky targets. We emphasize techniques which make a wide range of Messier objects -- Galaxies, Nebulae, and Globular Clusters -- accessible even from light polluted Manhattan skies.  Our focus on dedicated astro-cameras and software like SharpCap and PixInsight is different from the DSLR oriented Night Sky Astrophotography Course.  We’ll show you how to use technology only widely available since 2015 – which has revolutionized backyard astrophotography -- to unlock distant night sky wonders even from the city.

Solar Sailing

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Roman Kezerashvili, CityTech

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Smorgasbord

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Wednesdays, 7 PM. January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16

Six different astronomy topics presented by six instructors. More info to come.

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CLOCKS, CALENDARS, COORDINATES, ORBITS

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Wednesdays, 7 PM. March 30; April 6, 13, 27; May 4, 11

The measurements of time in hours, days, months, and years has astronomy roots. Historically, calendar dates were particularly complex to fix in all cultures because the Earth, moon, and sun have revolution rates that are not simple multiples. Objects in the sky and in space are assigned coordinates using different systems. These coordinates are vital to determining and specifying the motions and orbits of space objects. It takes six parameters to specify an orbit. We explore these themes.