Planetarium

Day Courses

The Southworth Planetarium is starting a "day courses" program.  We will continually add other courses to this selection.   For more information about these classes or to register, please contact edward.gleason@maine.edu

 All classes either meet or exceed the Maine State Learning Standards.
We do accept payment plans!  Ask us for details. WINTER/SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE
 auroa and meteorsAstronomy a la Carte Winter/Spring 2018

January 24 - May 2, 2018
10:30 a.m. - noon
Thirteen "stand alone" astronomy classes covering topics ranging from the moon to galaxies to star charts and the Big Bang.  Attend some or all of the classes.  Designed for students who want to learn astronomy in small doses.       Seven sisters


  Celestial Mythology!


TWO SESSIONS SESSION I:
January 18, January 25, Feb 1 and Feb 8
10:30 a.m. - noon
A complete 52-constellation tour of the night sky.     Each week we focus on a different season.   By the end of the four-week course, we will have explored every constellation visible in our night sky.     (January 18 - Winter; January 25 - Spring; February 1 - Summer; February 8 - Autumn).    If you've always wanted to know the constellations and their stories, this class will show you all of those we can see here in Southern Maine.    SESSION II:
April 5, 12, 26 and May 4
10:30 a.m. - noon
A complete 52-constellation tour of the night sky.     Each week we focus on a different season.   By the end of the four-week course, we will have explored every constellation visible in our night sky.     (April 5 - Spring ; April 12 - Summer; April 26- Autumn; May 4- Winter.)   If you've always wanted to know the constellations and their stories, this class will show you all of those we can see here in Southern Maine.


     


Astronomy Art: Paint the Sky and Sculpt the Stars
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - noon
February 22 - March 29, 2018
A brand new course that helps students create art projects based on astronomical objects and celestial mythology.    Create solar system mobiles, glowing lunar phase mandalas, and even paint a Greek "vase" with your favorite mythological character or scene.        


Fantastic Physics
April 3, April 10, April 24, May 1 and May 810:30 a.m - noon