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January 2020

Thursdays Under the Stars

January 30 - March 26
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

Treworgy Planetarium projector

Join us this winter for one of our hour-long programs on Thursday at the Planetarium.

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February 2020

Cadette Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Researcher!

Scouts and youth groups experience the thrill of sleeping aboard a tall ship when participating in the Museum's Anchor Watch program.

Girl Scouts take your new Space Science badges at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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“Resonances Boreales”: A Live Music Performance to accompany the Northern Lights on the Planetarium Dome

Join us at the Treworgy Planetarium for a special performance of "Resonances Boreales" by Canadian musician Roman Zavada.

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“Resonances Boreales”: A Live Music Performance to accompany the Northern Lights on the Planetarium Dome

Join us at the Treworgy Planetarium for a special performance of "Resonances Boreales" by Canadian musician Roman Zavada.

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“Resonances Boreales”: A Live Music Performance to accompany the Northern Lights on the Planetarium Dome

Join us at the Treworgy Planetarium for a special performance of "Resonances Boreales" by Canadian musician Roman Zavada.

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Senior Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Expert!

Scouts and youth groups experience the thrill of sleeping aboard a tall ship when participating in the Museum's Anchor Watch program.

Girl Scouts take your new Space Science badges at Mystic Seaport Museum.

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April 2020

Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

April 4 - April 5

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the actual techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

April 25 - April 26

This is a fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a 21st-century perspective.

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May 2020

Introduction to Coastal Navigation

May 9 - June 6

This workshop will provide a hands-on approach to determining your position using charts and features on the water and ashore.

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by Lunar Distances

May 16 - May 17
celestial navigation tool

An intermediate level class in the famous method of finding longitude by observing the Moon's angular separation from the Sun and bright stars.

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Boating with Directions by Magnetic Compass

This workshop will teach the students to understand the Earth’s magnetic field and its influence on the compass.

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June 2020

Boating with Tides and Tidal Currents

This day-long workshop will provide an understanding of the celestial and geographic causes of tides; general tide and tidal current timing and local variations; determining the state of the tide and tidal current; and boating with tidal currents. Basic chart plotting skills are required. Course will be taught by Captain R.M. “Max” Maxwell. Class meets in the Susan P. Howell Classroom, below the Treworgy Planetarium.

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