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Astronomy Live: Astronomical Calendar

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Constellations in the Hayden dome

Prepare for your next journey around the Sun. Our calendar is based on the motions of the Moon, and our year can be measured in the seasonal changes of the stars. Join Ted Williams and Irene Pease as they share the highlights of 2018, including celestial sights and constellations from January to December.

The program includes outdoor stargazing through telescopes with the Amateur Astronomers Association (weather permitting). 

Meet the Presenters

  Ted Williams serves as president of the Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (Franklin Institute.) A lifelong astronomy educator, he presents in the Fels, Mallon, and Centennial planetaria in the Philadelphia area, and telescope operator at Muddy Run Observatories (Lancaster PA.) Ted celebrates 12 years with Hayden, as he hosts stars watches nationwide.
  Irene Pease has a degree in Physics from the University of Arizona.  Her Astronomy EPO career has included work as an astrophysics educator, telescope operator, and Mad Scientist.  Currently Brooklyn’s Friendly Neighborhood Astronomer, Irene shares the NYC sky through sidewalk astronomy, current-skies visuals, and observing classes. She also teaches physics at York College CUNY, and produces the Hayden Planetarium video blog, Skylight.


Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.