STARGAZING the NIGHT SKY 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, Beardsley Park; $20 fee.
View the night sky through telescopes and binoculars. Learn how to find and identify bright stars and constellations, the legends behind them and other interesting sky facts and fiction. View the moon, the planets and deep space objects like star clusters, nebulae and galaxies through our telescopes. Everyone attending will receive a sky map for February and learn how to use it. Bring your camera (cellphone, tablet or simple digital camera) to take pictures of the craters on the Moon! High-power green lasers will be used to sketch out the constellations in the sky, identify the planets and name the bright stars. This class includes an outdoor presentation on the night sky followed by telescope viewing in the park. Dress warmly, as it cools down after sunset.
Instructor Tony LaConte has over 60 years of experience as an amateur astronomer and has been a Professional Stargazer for more than 30 years. He and his team have presented Stargazing programs in Arizona for more than twenty years. Tony holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the NY Institute of Technology and numerous graduate level courses in applied mathematics and electrical engineering. His work history includes underwater acoustics, sonar systems engineering, commercial avionics engineering and International Space Station technology.
For more information and to register for the classes below, contact EXPLORE! Program Coordinator Tamra Stark at 623-544-6194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register online by visiting suncitywest.com and selecting Explore! under Things To Do.