Night Astronomy Schedule

Night Astronomy Class Schedule for Winter / Spring 2016

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