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Astronomy Classes


  • 4500

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Receive a $20 discount code when you attend one of our classes, redeemable in store or online.  Your code will be delivered when you arrive for the class.

All classes are at 6:30pm, located at our Ballard store at 2821 NW Market St, Suite G.

Current Class Schedule: 

February 27th, 2018 - How To Use A Telescope
Instructor: Stephanie Anderson and Rayna Bauer

Come learn how to get started in astronomy! This class will teach you the fundamentals of visual observing including mount types and their uses, starhopping, and how to choose eyepieces and accessories. With over 15 years of visual observing experience, Stephanie will teach you how to easily and effectively find your way around the night sky.


March 6th, 2018 - Basic Astrophotography with your DSLR
Instructor: Jon Minnick

For those interested in astrophotography, this is the place to start. Learn all about the basics of astrophotography using the DSLR camera you already have. Jon will give you all the information to start taking your first astrophotos!


March 27th, 2018 - Getting started with Sequence Generator Pro
Instructor: Matt Dahl

This class will teach you the basics for configuring Sequence Generator Pro for image capture. We will cover the basic functions of the program including building a sequence, connecting equipment, and collecting calibration frames. After this class, you’ll be ready to start capturing images in the field!


April 3rd, 2018 - Automating your imaging setup with Sequence Generator Pro
Instructor: Matt Dahl

Ready to simplify your imaging life? This class will go more in-depth with Sequence Generator Pro, demonstrating some of the more advanced features of the program. These include the Framing and Mosaic Wizard, Plate Solving/Auto-Centering, and Automatic Meridian Flips. This will help you take your first steps toward being able to sleep while you image!


May 1st, 2018 - Autoguiding with PHD2
Instructor: Stephanie Anderson

Extend your exposure times by learning how to autoguide! This class will cover the basics of how autoguiding works, as well as give you knowledge on how to troubleshoot basic problems when configuring your guider. While many guiding software programs exist, this class will reference PHD2 guiding.

May 22nd, 2018 - Planetary Astrophotography
Instructor: Jon Minnick

Just in time for the oppositions of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars this year, this class will teach the basics of planetary astrophotography. Come learn how easy it is to take amazing pictures of the Sun, Moon, and Planets!

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