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June 2017

Stars Over Mystic: Star Lore

June 30, 2017

We invite you to join us as we kick off our "Stars Over Mystic" series with a look at the night sky through diverse lenses.

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August 2017

Stars Over Mystic: The Analemma

August 25, 2017

Did you ever notice that sundials don't always line up with the time on our watch or smartphone?

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November 2017

Navigation Symposium: The History and Future of Celestial Navigation

November 3, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Sextant

A weekend gathering of practical navigators, experts in navigation theory, and historians of science.

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March 2018

Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

March 17, 2018 - March 18, 2018

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

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Modern Celestial Navigation

March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018

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

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April 2018

Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

April 7, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Sextant

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

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June 2018

Introduction to Coastal Weather

June 16, 2018

The course will cover interpretation of weather maps, satellite images and marine weather forecasts but will concentrate on local observations which we can all make.

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“Archaeoastronomy”: The Science of Stars and Stones

Treworgy Planetarium projector

Explore connections between the night sky and various monuments, temples, and structures throughout history.

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July 2018

The Juno Mission: Discovering Jupiter All Over Again

Explore the amazing things that we have learned about the largest planet in our Solar System since the Juno spacecraft’s arrival at Jupiter.

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Star-Spangled: Moons and Stars on Flags around the World

This talk will explore the symbolism behind the depictions of moons and stars on the flags of nations around the world.

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August 2018

Sundials: Shadows of Time

This talk will trace the early roots of time-telling devices, exploring how the materials, construction, and uses have changed throughout history.

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Mysterious Satellites: The Many Moons of our Solar System

August 17, 2018

This talk will explore the diverse array of satellites that orbit around the planets.

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October 2018

Modern Celestial Navigation

October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018

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

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December 2018

New! Daisy Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Explorer!

December 8, 2018
Treworgy Planetarium

By the end of this two-hour workshop, Daisy girl scouts will have completed ALL of the requirements for their Space Science Explorer badge.

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New! Brownie Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Adventurer!

December 15, 2018
Treworgy Planetarium

Our NEW workshops will provide Girl Scouts with the knowledge, materials, and encouragement to complete the NEW Space Science badges!

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January 2019

New! Junior Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Investigator!

January 5
Treworgy Planetarium

By the end of this two-hour workshop, Junior girl scouts will have completed MOST of the requirements for their Space Science Explorer badge.

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New! Daisy Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Explorer!

January 19
Treworgy Planetarium

By the end of this two-hour workshop, Daisy girl scouts will have completed ALL of the requirements for their Space Science Explorer badge.

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February 2019

New! Brownie Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Adventurer!

February 9
Treworgy Planetarium

Our NEW workshops will provide girl scouts with the knowledge, materials, and encouragement to complete the NEW Space Science badges!

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New! Junior Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Investigator!

February 16
Treworgy Planetarium

By the end of this two-hour workshop, Junior girl scouts will have completed MOST of the requirements for their Space Science Explorer badge.

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March 2019

Easy Introductory Celestial Navigation

March 16 - March 17

An easy introduction to the basic principles of celestial navigation from a modern perspective designed for yachtsmen and recreational boaters.

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April 2019

Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

April 6 - April 7

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

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Introduction to Coastal Weather

April 13

The course will cover interpretation of weather maps, satellite images and marine weather forecasts – “the big picture” – but will concentrate on local observations which we can all make.

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by the Moon

April 27 - April 28

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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May 2019

Introduction to Coastal Navigation

May 11

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

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Modern Celestial Navigation

May 18 - May 19
celestial navigation tool

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

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June 2019

Boating with Directions by Magnetic Compass

June 2
A mariner's compass manufactured by Jonathan Eade, circa 1750. Such compasses were crucial tools to assist mariners in determining in which direction they were sailing. Image courtesy National Maritime Museum, London.

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

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Boating with Tides and Tidal Currents

June 22
A mariner's compass manufactured by Jonathan Eade, circa 1750. Such compasses were crucial tools to assist mariners in determining in which direction they were sailing. Image courtesy National Maritime Museum, London.

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

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July 2019

Apollo Day at the Planetarium

Apollo 11 moon landing (Photo: NASA)

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing, we invite visitors to join us at the Treworgy Planetarium for a series of fun moon-themed activities for all ages!

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October 2019

Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

October 5 - October 6
mystic seaport classes

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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November 2019

Modern Celestial Navigation

November 2 - November 3
celestial navigation tool

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

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Science Teacher Professional Development at the Treworgy Planetarium

Treworgy Planetarium

The Museum invites science teachers of all grade levels to join us for a special day of professional development on November 5, 2019.

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Daisy Girl Scouts: Be a Space Science Explorer!

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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