The Raleigh Astronomy Club is dedicated to promoting amateur astronomy in the Raleigh North Carolina area. One of our goals is to educate the public on telescope use in hopes of promoting satisfying and productive observing experiences. It is with this goal in mind that we are proud to sponsor several free classes and clinics to help individuals and families get started in astronomy, understand how to use the equipment they already own or may be considering for purchase and even get started in astro-imaging.
Our educational offerings are split into 5 classes. We also offer a telescope clinic to show you how to properly setup, use, and care for the telescope..
- Introduction To Astronomy
- Astronomy With Binoculars
- Getting Your Kids Started in Astronomy
- Beginning Astrophotography - Part 1
- Beginning Astrophotography - Part 2
No equipment is needed for the classes, just bring your interest and excitement in astronomy! Classes are free and typically taught at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.
The links and presentation materials discussed in the "Getting Started In Astronomy" mini workshops can be found HERE.
The Raleigh Astronomy Club will be offering shorter versions of these classes during the annual Astronomy Days event held at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, typically each January. Please see the Astronomy Days web site for more information.
Upcoming classroom sessions: