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Visual Astronomy  

Learn to recognize different objects (stars, planets, satellites) in the nighttime sky! Emphasis will be on viewing the solar system and the brighter constellations with binoculars and telescopes. For the first session, class will meet at Great Basin College. Subsequent meetings will be short field trips with locations TBA outside the city limits to eliminate street light interference. (Transportation is not provided.) This is a fun course to just enjoy the night sky. No tests! No homework! The instructor will provide the telescope and star charts. Please note, all nighttime viewings are weather-permitting. Class may be canceled due to inclement or cloudy weather.


Visual Astronomy
Item: 2202VA010_01 Gerald Pennington
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM , Room:
Sessions: 6 Tu Location: 
5/5/2020 - 6/9/2020 Fee: $30.00
Astronomy viewings depend on clear weather conditions. Dates for this course are subject to change.
Class schedule will be determined by weather. Please contact Continuing Education for details.

Great Basin College - Berg Hall, 1500 College Parkway, Elko, NV 89801
775-753-2231 or 775-753-2202
A member institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education
Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities