Don't Miss It  -  Our Last Stars at Yerkes Teacher Workshop for 2011 - 2012!!

Post date: Apr 10, 2012 7:56:43 PM

Constellation Photography and Variable Stars Teacher Workshop

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Workshop will be held at Yerkes Observatory from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Join us for our last workshop of the 2011 - 2012 Stars at Yerkes year.

Our workshop leader Rich DeCoster, along with several expert breakout leaders, will guide you through a day filled with

activities using your digital camera to photograph the constellations and analyze the data from those images.

Included in the day will be lessons on recording the motion of Mars and Saturn through the zodiac, using to identify you and your students’ beautiful images of the sky,

Hands-on activities related to constellation photography including how to change photographic slides to digital images will be included.

Learn how to find geostationary Earth-orbiting satellites and engage your students in projects based on this.

Learn the basics of variable stars, observing them, and making light curves with Skynet’s Afterglow.

Our special guest will be Astronomers Without Borders member Chuck Ruehle, who will discuss his work with "Telescopes to Tanzania."


Cost for the workshop is $25.00 and registration is suggested.  Registration includes CPDU's and lunch. 

Click here for event agenda and registration.