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Rose City Astronomers Youth Astronomy Academy

The Rose City Astronomers (RCA) is one of the largest amateur astronomy clubs in the country, and is committed to helping educate and enable anyone interested in astronomy to reach for the stars - as well as planets, galaxies, and nebulas.

The Youth Astronomy Academy is a unique educational program developed by RCA volunteers for students in grades 5-8 with an interest in learning more about astronomy, our universe and how to use a telescope to observe its many wonders.

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Fall 2015 Classes: August 22, September 19, October 17, and November 14 -  Four Saturday Mornings once a month
  ** Introduction to Observing - Students will learn about objects astronomers look at in our universe and how to navigate the night sky to find planets, stars and other interesting objects with binoculars or a telescope. This class meets 4 Saturdays from 9:30am until 11:15am
  ** Introduction to Astronomy - Students will learn about the origin and development of our universe, our galaxy (the Milky Way), and our solar system - as well as what else is out there of interest to astronomers, like nebula, star clusters, and black holes. Students will also learn about some historical figures and discoveries in astronomy as well as exciting new research. We'll also provide some guidance on what education requirements and career opportunities could lie ahead if they want to become an astronomer or astrophysicist. This class meets 4 Saturdays from 11:45am until 1:30pm

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND RCA YOUTH ASTRONOMY ACADEMY CLASSES

Download Class information

Download Application form

.The Youth Astronomy Academy is an RCA Membership benefit and if the student is a member of an RCA family membership, then the fee will be $50 per class.
If the student is not a member of an RCA Family, they will obtain their own RCA Student membership for an additional $12 (with all the privileges of RCA membership)

Introduction to Observing $50

Introduction to Astronomy $50

Students with RCA Family Membership

Contact Youth@RoseCityAstronomers.org for information on mailing a check
with your Youth Astronomy Academy Application form

Students without RCA Family Membership
RCA Student Registration Fee $12 additional
for students whose family are not RCA Members

Contact Youth@RoseCityAstronomers.org for information on mailing a check
with your Youth Astronomy Academy Application form

Contact youth@rosecityastronomers.org if you have further questions

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