Stargazing and social distancing come together to form a unique virtual stargazing community as we gather to explore the constellations, bright stars, planets and deep sky objects of the summer night sky with local astronomer Stephan Martin as our guide. For this audio-only class, all you need is a smartphone or mobile device, a free downloadable astronomy app, or an internet connection to join in via Zoom to enjoy the wonders of the night sky from the safety of your own stargazing location. Steve will point out some of the celestial wonders of the night sky most apparent in summertime in Southern Appalachia, including the Summer Triangle and the red supergiants Arcturus and Antares!
For a deeper dive into the spring night sky, combine this class with Treasures of the Summer Night Sky set for online earlier in the day on Thursday, August 25, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
ONLINE | Thursday, August 25, 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Pre-registration required for participation in an Adult Education class.
Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.