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Astronomy Night

(5-Adult) Enjoy outdoor activities including guided star gazing, looking through the telescope, and other activities or games. All adult and child participants must register due group capacities for social distancing. Canceled if raining or snowing.


Exploring the Moon Webinar

(8- Adult) The Moon is as old as the Earth, and its surface is marked by craters and lava flows billions of years old. Explore these lunar features through pictures from high-powered telescopes and learn about their origins. See where the Apollo lunar landings occurred and discuss what the astronauts found. This virtual program is hosted in an online Zoom meeting by staff and volunteers of the Analemma Society.


Introduction to Astronomy Webinar

(8- Adult) This course provides a general introduction to some fundamentals of astronomy and the universe we see in the sky around us. We will discuss the basic types of astronomical objects from the small to the large, the motions of the planets and stars, and interesting phenomena in the night sky. This virtual program is hosted in an online Zoom meeting by staff and volunteers of the Analemma Society.


Nebulas, Star Clusters & Galaxies Webinar

(8-Adult) We are familiar with the stars and planets that we can see when the Sun sets. However, the night sky contains many wonders that are visible with binoculars or modest telescopes. This fun and interactive presentation is designed as an introduction to the most common of these astronomical “deep sky” objects. This virtual program is hosted in an online Zoom meeting by staff and volunteers of the Analemma Society.


Night Sky Tour Webinar

(8-Adult) This program is a fun tour of planets, constellations, stars, nebulas, and galaxies in the night sky that can be seen with the eye and in telescopes. No knowledge of astronomy is needed, just an interest in learning about the universe around our planet. This virtual program is hosted in an online Zoom meeting by staff and volunteers of the Analemma Society.


Online Virtual Realty Programming (8-14 yrs)

(8-14 yrs) Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality in this Black Rocket program. Learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset at home access to an Android or Apple mobile device is required. VR games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. This is an online class.


Outdoor Science Lab at Huntley

(6-Adult) Explore the exciting world of science with fun hands-on experiments, activities, and challenges! Enrich your understanding of various science and engineering topics using scientific investigations, observations, and lab skills with the guidance of a park naturalist. Each outdoor class will focus on a different science theme. Check session notes for details. All supplies included. No indoor restrooms available, portable restrooms available. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.


Roblox: Imaginative Game Design (10-14 yrs)

(10-14 yrs) In this Cybertek Academy course, students will learn how to use coding fundamentals to strategically engineer an immersive, imaginative cosmos for one of the fastest-growing gaming platforms in the world. “Roblox, Imaginative Game Design” provides students with hands-on experiences in innovation and the underlying mechanics of 3D gaming.


Robotics, Engineering & Coding II (8-12 yrs)

(8-12 yrs) In Digital Kidz Robotics Part II, students build TRACK3R - a crawler-mounted, all-terrain robot with four interchangeable tools. After building the body of the robot, students discover the possibilities of the four different TRACK3R tools: the bi-blade blender, the blasting bazooka, the gripping claw, and the hammer.


Topics in Astronomy Webinar

(8-Adult) Explore everything from space missions to planets, stars, and galaxies with a different monthly topic. The topic presentations are for the general public and do not require any specific knowledge of astronomy. This virtual program is hosted in an online Zoom meeting by staff and volunteers of the Analemma Society. Check the Analemma Society website for the monthly topics (www.analemma.org).


Virtual Roblox Makers (8-14 yrs)

(8-14 yrs) Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. This is an online class.


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