Dr. Jerry Galloway, Ed.D., Director

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[ Available by Appointment ]

JRO Basic Astronomy Course #1

This is intended for beginners just getting started or just developing an interest in the hobby of astronomy.  It does not assume any prior knowledge or experience.  It welcomes adults, teens, and older children all in the same class.  The course is completed in a single class meeting.

The class covers...

  • Realistic Understanding of the Hobby
  • The Basics of a Telescope
  • How to Setup and Use a Telescope
  • Hands-on Practice w/Simple Scope(s)
  • Basic Observing Techniques
  • How to Observe the Moon
  • Info on Observing Projects & Activities
  • Resources
  • Etiquette
  • & More

$15 per person

Includes Free Textbook & Equipment Use
You're welcome to bring your own equipment.

  • Min. Age = 8
  • Class Lasts Approx. 2 Hours
  • Actual Observing - IF Weather Permits
  • All Equipment Provided
  • Welcome to Bring Your Own Scope
  • Minimum # Participants Required
  • Course Complete in ONE Class Meeting
  • ... AND ...
  • FREE TEXT BOOK  to Keep. ($10 value)
    ... Proofed by 9-yr-old girl.
  • And, Certificate of Completion,
     once expectations are met.
Class Times:          

Next Class Dates:  

6:00-8:00 pm

Now Scheduling only for:
Saturday evening, April 21

If either has fewer than 4 persons, you'll be asked to switch to the other time slot.
At least one of the two will occur regardless of # of participants.

Register & Pay:
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Student Name

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for each individual student...



JRO Basic Astronomy Course #2

[ Currently Being Developed ]