Registration Form

Learn the Sky Nights 2003

[Please print and fill out this form, then fax back to Elizabeth at 301-405-3538.]



City:                                                               State:                                     ZIP:                                  

Phone:                                                     Email:                                                                                    

I would like to attend the following classes:

Beginner Course (6:30 - 8:15pm)

Advanced Course (8:30 - 10:30pm)

           All 6 weeks

           Week 1 (18 June) -- alt az, planispheres, satellites

           Week 2 (25 June) -- RAdec, starcharts, starhopping

           Week 3 (2 July) -- types of objects, observing lists

           Week 4 (9 July) -- types of scopes

           Week 5 (16 July) -- astrophotography

           Week 6 (23 July) -- observing projects

[This course is open to everyone.]

           All 6 weeks

           Week 1 (18 June) -- CCD, digital, webcam

           Week 2 (25 June) -- spectroscopy, radio

           Week 3 (2 July) -- occultations

           Week 4 (9 July) -- comets and asteroids

           Week 5 (16 July) -- video observations

           Week 6 (23 July) -- binaries, cataclysmic variables, supernovae, GRBs

[This course is open to everyone although it will be assumed that you know some basic concepts and already have some experience observing.]

  1. How did you hear about the classes?

  2. Are you a member of an astronomy club? Which one?

  3. Do you own a telescope? What kind?

Pre-Class Quiz!

  1. IR 38 will be visible tonight at 21:14:44 at mag. -5 with an az. of 79° and alt. of 60°. Describe what you will see and where you will have to look.

  2. An object has an RA and dec. of 08h 40m 16.2s and +19d 58' 26". What is it and how did you find out?

  3. Galileo is often credited with inventing the telescope, although the credit should belong to Hans Lippershey for inventing the                                telescope. Newtonian telescopes are                                telescopes. Schmidt- and Maksutov-cassegrains are                               .

  4. How many Messiers have you observed?

  5. What is a galaxy and what does it look like?