Intro to Astronomy

Aug 24
Parc du Pelican Thursday 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
10 / 12

Learn astronomy basics, how to use a telescope, astronomy apps, and a whole lot more...

This is a crash-course in astronomy for curious people. Even in the city – with all its light pollution – we can see the Moon, planets, space stations, and more with the naked eye. I'll show you how.

Trevor Kjorlien explaining astronomy apps

See the Moon Close-Up

Never seen the Moon through a telescope before? Prepare to be amazed.

We'll learn names of some craters and seas on the Moon, and get a sense of their size. After, we'll attach your phone to the telescope so you can walk away with your very own photo like this:

First Quarter Moon


  • 7:45 PM: meet at Parc du Pelican
  • 7:50 PM: learn basics of rotation of the Earth and how to notice it
  • 8:00 PM: begin learning how to use Stellarium and learn astronomy concepts
  • 8:15 PM: learn what planets we can see with the naked eye
  • 8:30 PM: learn how to use the telescope and look at the Moon
  • 9:00 PM: workshop ends

What You'll Learn

  • how to notice the rotation of the Earth in real-time
  • why the Moon and the planets move along the same path the Sun does in the sky
  • how to spot planets in the sky with the naked eye
  • how to use a telescope and see the planets yourself
  • how to use several free smartphone astronomy apps:

Cancellation / Refunds

Weather Cancellation Policy

This workshop is weather dependent. 2 hours before the workshop, you'll get an email saying if we are GO or NO-GO.

  • If it's raining, the event will be postponed to another date. If you can't attend the future date, you'll receive a full refund.
  • If it's cloudy, partly cloudy, or clear, the event goes on. Even with clouds, we'll still be learning a lot.

Refunds Policy

If you can't make it and need to cancel yourself, please tell me as soon as possible.

  • More than 48 hours before event100% refund

  • Between 24 and 48 hours before event: 50% refund

  • Less than 24 hours before event: No refund

Aug 24
Parc du Pelican Thursday 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
10 / 12