A Guide to the Sky, Telescopes, and Telescope Programs
Curie Elementary Telescope Program
We have telescopes that you can check out from the library!
Astronomy Night 2012: February 23!
Thanks to SDAA for bringing seven (I think) big scopes to Astronomy Night (Click on the image below for a blowup and count them yourself. The shot is a long exposure shot in the dark.)
Since the Scopes have been introduced to the school in the 2010-2011 school year, they have been used by Curie Families, at training and observing sessions, at school and in the desert, by the Cub Scouts and by the Girl Scouts. Year number two will see expansion of the program to a robotic self-aligning scope as well as more training for more families, including the use of both computer systems.
In order to check out either of the telescope, you must attend (or have attended) a training session, which offer periodically. The next training is on October 19, at Family Science Night.
Special thanks to Billy Bellefleur of Bentley Systems for designating his 2010 grant money to Curie Elementary School.
Questions or comments? Email:Jeff Martin