901 - Basic Observational Astronomy
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
William Teets and Rocky Alvey
Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027 (615) 373-4897
Description:This class is the ultimate introduction to the night sky, covering telescope basics, free astronomy resources, and information about different things one can observe in the night sky. Participants will learn what type of telescope is best for beginners, how to find objects in the sky and how the sky changes by season. Instructors will be available for hands-on telescope use after classroom instruction, including telescopic observation led by Dr. WILLIAM (BILLY) TEETS, using Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory's telescopes (weather-permitting).