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Astronomy Smorgasbord Week 3
Stellarium: The Astronomer's Swiss Army Knife
Get to know your way around astronomy software, and its many uses: setting up and starting Stellarium; basic operations; using the various functions in the Left bar, Bottom bar, and Top Right bar; preparing for an observing session. You can download Stellarium for free at Stellarium.org.
Instructor: Matthias Schmitt is the Dark Sky Coordinator at Cedar Breaks National Monument, a silver tier IDA dark sky location in Utah. Having completed the Graduate Certificate of Science (Astronomy) Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing at Swinburne University in Melbourne, he continues to progress towards the Master of Science in astronomy. He produced the animated kids STEM TV show Space Racers and currently teaches astronomy to grades 8-10 at the Harlem Educational Activities Fund. Matthias loves public outreach with the AAA club of NY. His favorite observation objects of the outer sciences are eclipses, and he likes to explore the inner sciences through Buddhism.
Location: Class will be online using Zoom. Sign-in with an ID code given to you the weekend before class. Class recordings available during and for a time after.
Date: Wednesday, February 3
Time: 7-9 PM
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