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April 2020

MAH | Stellarium Tutorial

April 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join Morehead educators for a tutorial of Stellarium, a free, open-source planetarium software that shows what you see when you look up into the sky. We'll be using this tool for Morehead At Home: Skywatching sessions every Tuesday and Thursday. This tutorial will demonstrate the basics and provide some tips for using the software. You can also check out our blog in case you need to reference any information in the future, which will be made available on April 14.…

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MAH | Skywatching for Tonight

April 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

This Morehead At Home: Skywatching session will include a journey through the night time sky for Thursday, 4/16/20 including early evening constellations such as Orion (and all of his friends and enemies,) an absurdly bright planet (Venus) and a treat for you early birds: three more planets and the Moon in the pre-dawn sky. *Please Note: Registration is not required. The Zoom link will not be live until 10:00 a.m. If you’re having trouble accessing it, please reload the page at…

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MAH | Skywatching: Star Hop with the Big Dipper

April 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Learn the skill of star hopping! Discover how to star hop with the Big Dipper and find your way to the North Star, to a lion in the sky, and to two of the brightest stars. We’ll also share a Southern Paiute story about a mountain sheep who climbed a really tall mountain and turned into the North Star. *Please Note: Registration is not required. The Zoom link will not be live until 10:00 a.m. If you’re having trouble accessing…

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MAH | Skywatching: How Dark is Your Sky?

April 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

How Dark is Your Sky? Leo Knows. More than 99% of us in the United States live under light-polluted skies. We’ll explore how our use of outdoor lighting affects what you can, and can’t, see in your nighttime sky, and we’ll take a look at the breathtaking sights a truly dark sky has to offer. Find out how you can contribute to a worldwide project to measure sky brightness by observing the constellation Leo the Lion from your own neighborhood.…

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MAH | Skywatching: Vacation Destinations in the Solar System

April 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Take a trip of billions of miles with us! Today we’ll go on an imaginary vacation through the solar system, making stops at several planets. We’ll consider the sightseeing possibilities at each destination, as well as what you should pack for your trip. Along the way, you’ll learn how to identify planets in tonight’s sky. *Please Note: Registration is not required. The Zoom link will not be live until 10:00 a.m. If you’re having trouble accessing it, please reload the…

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MAH | Skywatching: “What’s Your Sign?”

April 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

“What’s Your Sign?” The Constellations of the Zodiac We’ll use planetarium software to identify constellations of the zodiac, learn why they’re associated with particular dates (but maybe not the dates you were expecting), and discover the scientific reason it’s worth learning to identify zodiac constellations—spoiler: it’s a way to find planets. Note: This is a lesson on astronomy, not astrology. *Please Note: Registration is not required. The Zoom link will not be live until 10:00 a.m. If you’re having trouble…

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May 2020

MAH | Skywatching: Your Guide to the Moon

May 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

When can you see the Moon in the sky? What does it look like close up? How does its appearance change from day to day? Has anyone ever been to the Moon? We’ll discuss these questions, and share a Lithuanian story about the Sun and Moon during this Morehead At Home session! *Please Note: Registration is not required. The Zoom link will not be live until 10:00 a.m. If you’re having trouble accessing it, please reload the page at 10:00…

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MAH | Skywatching: Anyone Out There?

May 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Have you ever wondered if there is life anywhere besides Earth? We want to explore this question with you during this Morehead At Home session. We'll use a planetarium view of our night sky as a backdrop, and discuss the prospects for life elsewhere in our own solar system, as well as how we find other solar systems. *Please Note: Registration is not required. The Zoom link will not be live until 10:00 a.m. If you’re having trouble accessing it,…

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MAH | Skywatching: May Carolina Skies

May 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

We’ll tour the May sky as it appears from North Carolina and show you how to identify planets and stars that you can see from outside your own home on the next clear night. Make sure you check out the star chart for this month. Please Note: Registration is not required. The Zoom link will not be live until 10:00 a.m. If you’re having trouble accessing it, please reload the page at 10:00 a.m. and try again.

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MAH | Skywatching: See the International Space Station

May 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Find out what the International Space Station is, who’s currently living on it, and how YOU can see the space station fly over tonight (May 14). *Please Note: Registration is not required. The Zoom link will not be live until 10:00 a.m. If you’re having trouble accessing it, please reload the page at 10:00 a.m. and try again.

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