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Beginners Guide to Stargazing: The Milky Way
Tuesday, August 1 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Join members from the Northwoods Explorers for this fun series! We’ll cover how galaxies develop, the size and scale of the Milky Way galaxy, and how it compares to other galaxies. We’ll explain light years, interstellar space, planetary nebulae, reflective and emission nebulae, globular clusters, open clusters, black holes, magnetars, Wolf-Rayet stars, variable stars, and exoplanets. We’ll show how to use binoculars or a small telescope to view distant objects in the night sky and explain the different types of catalogs in use today. We’ll show how the differences in the human eye affect observations, filters to diminish light pollution and to enhance observing, and an introduction into video astronomy using specialized cameras. www.TheNorthwoodsExplorers.org
Registration required by 7/30. Tuesday, 5:15 – 6:30 PM. $10/Non-Member and $7/Members. Participants will meet in the Forest Room in Discovery Hall at the Discovery Center.