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Explore Outer Space in the New Astronomy Class at Eagle Hill Institute

Posted July 20, 2012, at 12:25 p.m.

Steuben, Maine – Register for the Astronomy Class at Eagle Hill Institute and take advantage of opportunities to make astronomical discoveries.

The course takes place on the weekends from September 28 through December 7. Former Planetarium Director Ralph Battaline, former observatory technician Charles Pomaski, and President of the Downeast Amateur Astronomers Charles Sawyer, along with guest presenters, introduce participants to the tools and methods of astronomers and provide an overview of what is known about our solar system and beyond. Participants gain experience using different kinds of telescopes onsite, learn how to log onto and use remote telescopes, and how to interpret data. There are options for CEUs, recertification credit, or college credit.

The astronomy class takes place over ten Friday-Saturday sessions, which include hands-on instruction, and is designed with the commuter in mind. Friday and Saturday programs are held from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., respectively. An optional Sunday session for students to continue the weekend’s focus of study is held from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Amateur astronomers who meet the prerequisites are welcome to attend the Sunday program as well. Participants can stay at the Institute Friday and Saturday nights for an additional fee.

For more information about the course, please visit: http://www.eaglehill.us/programs/astronomy/astronomy-class-flyer.pdf, or call 207-546-2821 extension 2.

ABOUT EAGLE HILL INSTITUTE

The Institute is a scientific and literary nonprofit organization dedicated to contributing to a greater interest in scholarly and educational pursuits emphasizing the sciences. It is located on the highest part of Dyer Neck just east of Schoodic Point and offers programming for professionals, scholars and students, as well as community programs, workshops, retreats and residencies, and a regional, northeast natural history conference. The Institute also publishes scientific journals in the natural history sciences and archaeology. For more information, visit the website: eaglehill.us.

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