Call For Volunteers for Nathan Hale High School Star Party

Posted about 4 years ago

This is an ORBIT event seeking the volunteer assistance of interested amatuer astronomers.  The below are the learning objectives.  Note, you will be working with the assistance of participating astronomers.

  1. Students are to become familiar with the observing equipment provided, i.e. types of telescopes & binocular.
  2. Students are to make observations of the Moon in order to compare current phase to phases observed on other nights and to detect a pattern.
  3. Students are to become proficient in use of star charts including Skymaps (October).
  4. Students are to attempt to locate asterisms & constellations including the Summer Triangle, the Big Dipper & the Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, Bootes, Hercules, Pegasus and Andromeda.
  5. Students are to be able to find these 1st & 2nd magnitude stars in the sky: Polaris, Arcturus, Deneb, Vega and Altair.
  6. If viewing condition and time of night permit, students will learn to "star hop" with binoculars and view the Andromeda Galaxy, M31, the Pleiades, M45 and the Coat Hanger and view them through a telescope.
  7. Students will observe stars of different colors, star clusters, binary/double stars and nebulae. Participating amateur astronomers should be prepared to provide assistance for one or more of the learning objectives above.

Learn more about the event Nathan Hale High School Star Party to be held on Oct 09, 2013 (Wed) at 07:30 PM