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Astronomy for Beginners: Understanding What You're Standing Under

  • Apr 27, 2014 · 2:00 PM
  • Maryland Naturalist Center

Join earth science teacher Martin Schmidt for this introduction to astronomy. When can you see the sun, moon, planets, stars (and a few other things)?  How and where will they appear?  How do they move over time?  What tools can you use to find out? How can you look up and understand the things that accompany us in the universe?  This talk will get you ready to observe the sky when the weather, time, and location are right.  We won't see stars during this daytime session, but we may look for sunspots.  

Cost:  $10 for members of the Natural History Society of Maryland; $25 for non-members.  Cash or check at the door.  Become a member at

Martin Schmidt is a volunteer, so your money will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible.  All proceeds from this workshop go to the Natural History Society of Maryland for the creation and support of the Maryland Naturalist Center Project.

Martin Schmidt has been teaching grades 9-12 at McDonogh School since 1978, including physics, chemistry, and geosciences.  His book, Maryland's Geology (Schiffer Publishers), is designed to give a basic geologic background and then apply it to the state, for students, teachers, and laypeople.

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  • Justine S.

    Clear explanations were very helpful!

    April 28, 2014

  • Jeff

    I would be interested in such a class in the evening,viewing the stars thru a telscope with instruction.

    April 21, 2014

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