Observational Astronomy 101
Presented by: ninadsp
12 years ago
| 55 interested

Don’t get bored the next time you’re out of the city. Look up at the night sky, revel in it’s beauty, and enchant others with stories about stars and constellations ;). This is a re-run of the session from BCB11, but everyone is welcome to attend again.

Participants with laptops can download and install Stellarium for their OS. Android users can check out Google Sky Map or similar apps in the Market. For iPhone users, Redshift may be your answer.


  • 15 mins: Intro + Tools of the trade
  • 25-30 mins: Pick planets/constellations/nebulae/clusters/objects from a list. Discuss them with the help of simulations and photographs
  •  Remaining 5-10 mins: What next? How can I learn more/relate my existing hobbies with Astronomy?

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