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College of Extended Learning

Understanding the Night Sky

CCOM 6000

Explore the mysteries of our solar system and universe with instructor Don Kelly as your guide (member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada). Through this introduction to astronomy, you’ll learn to recognize constellations, Saturn, and deep sky galaxies – all through practical outdoor observing sessions, weather permitting.

Course details

Upcoming dates: Register soon for TBA, 2018 (4 weeks)
Time: p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: UNB Fredericton campus
2 Bailey Drive
Forestry & Geology Building, Room 203 (campus map)
Course fee: $110 (+ HST)
Instructor: Don Kelly


No personal telescopes are required, but participants should dress for the weather.

About the instructor

Don Kelly is a retired science teacher, outdoor education coordinator and science consultant from Oromocto, New Brunswick. He is a founding member of the Dr.William Brydone Jack Astronomy Club, Fredericton, New Brunswick and a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's New Brunswick Centre.

He has written for the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and is the author of the children's book, Mary Lou's New Telescope (Le Nouveau Telescope de Chloe), an International Year of Astronomy 2009 project of the RASC, and his latest book is, Deer Island Mystery. He has earned his Explore the Universe and Messier observing certificates from the RASC.

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