Student Observing at Yerkes Observatory December 1, 2012

At this special session on for Stars At Yerkes, high school students are invited to experience life as an astronomer. While visiting the historic observatory, observing techniques will be the focus of our discussions. Students will have hands-on experience with telescopes, will meet with an astronomer, and be given a tour of the observatory. Students with research projects in astronomy are invited to present their work with the other students. (We will be capping the attendance at 35 students.) In the evening, students will apply what they learned as they experience the dark skies at Yerkes Observatory. Students must attend the session with a chaperone (either a teacher or a parent.) Students are also recommended to come with an observing plan (specific stars and constellations.) Students may also bring their own telescopes for use during the evening session. (There will be no cap to evening attendance.) Afternoon session begins at 2pm and ends at 5pm. Observing will begin at 6pm as dinner ends. The event concludes at 8pm. Cost $15 (includes pizza dinner and both the afternoon and evening session) $5 if only attending the evening observing session. This cost is per student. Chaperones (one per school) are free. Register below no later than Friday, November 23, 2012.
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