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Arboretum Workshop: Planetarium Program…What’s Up Tonight?

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Join guest instructor Trevor Chandler inside his planetarium for this amazing program (families welcome and encouraged). This planetarium series explores the planets, stars and constellations that are visible in the night sky this month. In the session, you’ll learn a few of the brighter constellations, as well as their mythology, in addition to the names of a few of the brighter stars and their lore and meaning.

Guests will learn how to orient themselves in the sky and find the Big Dipper and how it can be used to find north. Using this information, we’ll also learn where to look to find planets that are visible in the sky this month. Planets are always on the move as are we!

All planetarium sessions are live and interactive. Participants are welcome and encouraged to bring their questions and ask away, as we sit under the dome and ponder the sky above us, and seek to understand a little better, our place in space.

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS: The planetarium dome is 5 m in diameter. It is a small but intimate space and therefore necessary to be seated on the floor during the presentation. A small foam cushion is provided. For those with mobility issues, the dome is wheelchair accessible and chair seating can be made available for up to three guests if requested in advance.

February 2020 will feature Venus and Taurus.

Guest Instructor Trevor Chandler

Registration:

Fee: $15 per person PLUS a $10 fee per transaction (you can register multiple people per transaction and multiple planetarium programs per transaction)

Registration Deadline: Feb. 18, 2020

Note: If we don’t have enough registrations by Feb. 18 the course may be cancelled. Maximum 25 people per session.If the course is full when you attempt to register, please sign up on the Wait List as we may add an additional time slot .

Planetarium workshop video.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum/educationandevents/workshops

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Event is open to
U of G students, U of G faculty and staff, The public