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The Fall 2012 After School Astronomy program is underway! 21 students attended the first event: "Surviving on the Moon". Students had a great time trying to determine how to survive on the Moon, given various useful (and not useful) materials. There mission was to rank those items by their usefulness for lunar survival. Photos from the class appear below.

October 19: The number of students has now increased to 25! In the most recent activity, students created their own Hertzsprung-Russell Diagrams, in which stars are grouped according to their brightness and temperature. Students talked about the nature of the Sun and stars, and discussed how they are born, and how they age. Photos from the class appear below.

November 9: More than 20 students participated in this week's activity. They used red cellophane to make star-party flashlights, made star magnitude readers, and assembled planispheres. All of these activities are in preparation for an evening of star gazing at our Roll Off Roof Observatory on November 14. Wish for clear skies! Photos from the class appear below.

November 14: The group of students and their parents met for some observing at the Roll Off Roof Observatory building. It was a little cold, but a beautiful night for observing. At the end of the observing, certificates for completing the program were given to the students, and they munched on cider and cookies. Many of the parents enjoyed looking through the telescopes as much as the students! Photos from the class appear below.

Here is a schedule of the classes this term. All classes are on Wednesday's from 4:30 - 5:30 pm; the star party on November 14 begins at 6:30 pm.

  • October 10: Surviving on the Moon
  • October 17: The Sun, Stars and their Life Cycles
  • October 24: Science on a Sphere with Marc Staves at the Wild Center (Program about the Sun)
  • October 31: Halloween… No class this week! Boo!
  • November 7: Telescopes, Star Maps and Making Star Party Flashlights
  • November 14: Star Party at the APO Roll Off Roof Observatory (RORO)


See photos from last year's After School program: | 2011 |


Surviving on the Moon
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Surviving on the Moon Surviving on the Moon
Surviving on the Moon Surviving on the Moon
Surviving on the Moon Surviving on the Moon
Surviving on the Moon Surviving on the Moon
The Sun, Stars and their Life Cycles
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The H-R Diagram The H-R Diagram
The H-R Diagram The H-R Diagram
The H-R Diagram The H-R Diagram
Telescopes, Star Maps and Making Star Party Flashlights
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Observing Tools Observing Tools
Observing Tools Observing Tools
Observing Tools
Star Party!
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Star Party
A nice crowd on a cold evening
Star Party
Looking for constellations
Star Party
In line for cider and cookies!
Star Party
Gordie Duval points out interesting objects
Star Party
Lining up for certificates
Star Party
Presentation of certificates

 

© J.R. Miller, esq. The Adirondack Public Observatory, Inc.
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
10 November, 2013