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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 - March 18

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 - March 25

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 - April 8
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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Lunars: Finding Longitude by Lunar Distances

April 21 - April 22

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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June 2018

Introduction to Coastal Weather

June 16

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

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

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September 2018

Easy Introductory Celestial Navigation

September 29 - September 30

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

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October 2018

Modern Celestial Navigation

October 13 - October 14

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

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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

October 27 - October 28

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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November 2018

Modern Celestial Navigation

November 9 - November 10
Plath Sextant, 1930

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

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