Lynx Academy - Summer 2017

Lynx Academy
Summer 2017

The Sky at Night


Thomas Carlyle spoke for all of us when he lamented...

“Why did not somebody teach me the constellations,
and make me at home in the starry heavens,
which are always overhead,
and which I don’t half-know to this day?”


The wonder of the sky at night is common to science and to art. From the Renaissance to the dawn of the modern age, art and science fused together in the representation of the stars and constellations.  In this hands-on and interactive presentation, participants will learn about the night sky by learning subtle techniques of observational astronomy. Along the way they will also learn interesting constellation stories and how to use some basic historic astronomical instruments.

Cost: Free

Ages: Ideal for 3rd - 12th grade.

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Read a brief report about the program.