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Understanding the Night Sky

Photo: People standing in front of a beautiful night sky

CCOM 6000

Understand and explore the night sky and the wonders of astronomy.

Join Don Kelly of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and fellow students in a practical, hands-on exploration of the sky. Learn to identify constellations, planets, deep sky objects, Iridium satellites, the International Space Station, as well as other celestial wonders. The sky is the limit!

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

Course details

Dates: TBD
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: UNB Fredericton campus (campus map)
2 Bailey Drive, Forestry & Geology Building, Room 203
Course fee: $110 (+ HST)
Instructor: Don Kelly

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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