"Learn the Sky Nights" is our very popular amateur astronomy program. It is a non-credit, just-for-fun class offered at the UMD Observatory during the summer each year. Our goal is to teach interested folks some basic amateur observing techniques. In some years, we are able to offer advanced sessions as well that cover the next level of observing. Be sure to check back in late May for the details about the next LTSN session!

Weather Policy

This program is held whether it is clear or cloudy. If the weather permits, there may be occasion for us to go outside and practice what we have learned. However, if there is extreme weather, we will postpone or cancel. Registered attendees will be emailed.


This program does have fees to cover the costs of materials.