This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
Join us for our version of a "star party."
Explore the summer night sky as viewed from the northern hemisphere. This course will meet for two sessions in one week. The first will be a traditional classroom environment where you will learn about various tools used by amateur astronomers to navigate the night sky. We’ll also discuss types of objects that can be seen with the naked eye, binoculars, and modest telescopes during the summer months.
We’ll venture outside for our second meeting, to a location minimally affected by ambient city light, about 45 minutes from the Colorado State University campus. (We will help arrange car pool possibilities at the end of our first night’s lecture). On this field trip, participants will have the opportunity to use an array of observational equipment to investigate and discover the summer night sky.
6:00 -8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23;
8:00 -10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24 (Fieldtrip)
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.