All classes start at 6:00 pm and meet in room 212. You will need to enter through the West doors of Berthoud High School. Dress according to the weather. If the skies are clear we will be walking to the Little Thompson Observatory and the dome room is not heated.
If for some reason you cannot make one of the make up days on Tuesday, there is a public start night at the observatory on the third friday of every month. Public star nights begin at 7:15 and go until 9:00.
|Date||Topics Covered||Assignment||Lunar Phase||Bright Evening Planets|
|Mon Jan 11th||Introduction to obsevational Astronomy||Assign #1 due next class Jan 19th.||New||None|
|*Tue Jan 19th||Types of Telescopes||1st qrt||None|
|Mon Jan 25th||Near Full||None|
|Mon Feb 1st||3rd Qrt||Jupiter rises|
|Mon Feb 8th||New Moon||Jupiter|
|*Tue Feb 16th||1st Qrt||Jupiter|
|Mon Feb 22nd||Full Moon||Jupiter|
|Mon Feb 29th||3rd Qrt||Jupiter|
|Mon March 7th||New Moon||Jupiter|
|Mon March 14th||1st Qrt||Jupiter|
|Mon March 21st||Full Moon||Jupiter|
|Mon March 28th||3rd Qrt||Jupiter|
|Mon April 11th||waxing cresent||Jupiter|
|*Tue April 19th||1st Qrt||Jupiter|
|Mon April 25th||Full Moon||
Jupiter Mars Saturn
|Mon May 2nd||3rd Qrt||Jupiter Mars Saturn|
|Mon May 9th||New Moon||Jupiter Mars Saturn|
|Mon May 16th||1st Qrt||Jupiter Mars Saturn|
|Mon May 23rd||Final Exam Last Class||Full Moon||Jupiter Mars Saturn|
Public Star Nights are on the 3rd Friday of each month and begin at 7:15 in the Little Thompson Observatory.
The Little Thompson Observatory
Fri Jan 15: Radio Astronomy presented by BHS students & Jay Wilson.
Fri February 19th: Space Weather & Solar Storms
Fri March 18th: NASA Research Station on Mars
Fri April 15th: Finding Planets around other Stars
Fri May 20th: TBD