Astronomy Course III: Astronomical Observations

In this module the apparent motions of the celestial sphere, the constellations, measurement of angles in the sky and techniques for observing astronomical objects will be explored.

Content of the course

  • Notions of Astronomy
    • The Celestial sphere and its apparent daily and annual movement
    • Coordinate systems: horizontal and equatorial
  • Telescopes
    • The history of the telescope, its evolution and optic design
    • Optical designs used by amateur astronomers today
  • Mounts
    • Types of mounts
    • How to balance a mount
    • Place a mount in station
    • Go-To system
    • Tracking, guidance and periodic error
  • Solar observation
    • Techniques to observe the Sun
    • Specific telescopes to observe the Sun
  • Telescope filters
  • Practice to mount and unmmout a telescope and carry out astronomical observations with the telescope

Program:

  • Saturday, 2
    • 11:00 – 13:00  Notions of Astronomy
    • 14:00 – 16:00  Types of telescopes and mounts
    • 16:00 – 18:00  Mount of the telescope
    • 18:30 – 23:30  Practice with astronomical observations
  • Sunday, 3
    • 10:00 – 13:00 Solar observation with Baader filter and Halpha telescope

 

 

Total: 13 hours

Registration: 60€

Registration up to two days before the course. Please send an email to geral @ olagoalqueva.pt with the subject “Curso de Astronomia”.

 

Data / Hora
Date(s) - 02/03/2019 - 03/03/2019
11:00 - 13:00

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