Homeschoolers: Astronomy Star Party
fri16oct6:00 pmfri7:30 pmHomeschoolers: Astronomy Star PartyHabitats for Homeschoolers in-person program for all ages where we learn starting tricks for amateur star gazing.6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 11280 Waterton RdEvent Type Habitats for HomeschoolersAdmissionPaid
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Denver Audubon Nature Center
11280 Waterton Rd
PLEASE NOTE: You must register for this field trip and complete the liability form when you register. Walk-up or impromptu participants will not be allowed. Registration closes
PLEASE NOTE: You must register for this field trip and complete the liability form when you register. Walk-up or impromptu participants will not be allowed. Registration closes Oct. 13. Other requirements are described below.
Time to bust out the red lights and join us during a New Moon to learn starting tricks for amateur star gazing! Using just our naked eyes, we will find a couple of planets that are out shortly after sunset, along with the closest galaxy to our Milky Way, and how to determine your latitude using just the stars. Our presenter, Kate Hall will also mention some great apps to check out to start star gazing from home. Kate Hall earned her degree in Astrophysics from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, worked for a 2D/3D planetarium in Hilo, and volunteered nightly at the Mauna Kea Visitor’s Information Station giving star tours.
Location of event: Audubon Center at Chatfield Amphitheater.
Registration closes end of day, Tuesday, October 13.
Leader: Kate Hall.
By registering for and attending this field trip, you agree to the following:
-Per CDC guidelines, we encourage high risk individuals to stay at home. High risk people are defined as those 65 or over and those with certain underlying medical conditions that make them more vulnerable. Refer to the CDC guidelines for further information on these conditions.
-Advance registration, including signing of the liability waiver is required. Walk-up or impromptu participants will not be allowed.
-You will self-screen for covid symptoms and use common sense. If you have any covid symptoms or even suspect you could have COVID symptoms, do not sign on for this trip.
-You are responsible for bringing and wearing a mask at all times that covers your nose and mouth, and is preferably NOT a bandana or neck gaiter.
-We require 6 foot social distancing on all parts of the trip. This means that you need to maintain a 6 foot distance between yourself and other trip participants as well as any others that may be using the trails..
-Hand hygiene – bring alcohol-based hand sanitizer for your personal use. Be careful not to get this near your optics as it could affect the protective coatings on optics.
-Please arrive independently. Denver Audubon does not encourage carpooling at this time.