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Barrington, Rhode Island

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  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • 6:30 PM (UTC-04:00)
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • 8:30 PM (UTC-03:00)
  • 405 New Meadow Road, Barrington
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BACKYARD ASTRONOMY - Have you ever looked up at the nighttime sky and wondered what it all means?  What is that bright star?  Why can't I see the moon?  Is that really another planet?  In this "hands on" course, you will develop a better understanding of our universe and a familiarity with the night sky.  The emphasis is upon getting out under the stars and visually observing using a combination of naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes ranging from small to large professional sysems.  Weather permitting, you will typically view satellites, constellations, planets and their moons, asteroids, a comet, stars and star clusters, nebula, distant galaxies, quasars and more.  Pete Peterson, who has been an avid amateur astronomer for the past 60 years, teaches this course.  The class is designed for the adult beginner, and will be held at Wishing Star Observatory ( (tel: 401-245-5068) at 405 New Meadow Road in Barrington.  Five 2-hour sessions.  Open to high school age young adults)

Fee:  $70 Members / $80 Non-members 
Tuesday, Starting September 24th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Barrington Learning Center
Town of Barrington
283 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806
401-247-1900 X 381

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