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Fall Night Sky Series

The Taylor Observatory, a Lake County Office of Education facility, in conjunction with the Friends of Taylor Observatory, will soon be starting a lecture series called, The Fall Night Sky.

The lectures will run from September 25, 2019 to November 27, 2019 and will focus on learning about the night sky in a geographic sense.

The Night Sky Series is a lecture series designed for beginners to experienced amateur astronomers, ages high school and above through the Taylor Observatory / Norton Planetarium.

Each class begins in the Norton Planetarium with a one-hour lecture, which will include:

  1. How to locate seasonal constellations
  2. A look into astrological mythology
  3. The telescopic wonders that can be found in the night sky

After the lecture, the Taylor Observatory telescopes will be utilized to locate the constellations.

This series covers the constellations prominent in the night sky during the fall season.

A "series ticket" is available for purchase until September 25, 2019 for $75 and will guarantee you a seat at all lectures (Please click on "Select A Date" and then choose "September 25" to purchase a "series ticket.")

The cost for single lecture tickets is $15.

Individual lecture tickets are available at no-cost to Lake County high school students.

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Class #1 | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Pegasus (the winged horse), Aquarius (the water bearer), Pisces Austrinus (the southern fish)


Class #2 | Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Andromeda , Cepheus, Cassiopeia


Class #3 | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Aries (the ram), Triangulum (the triangle), Lacerta (the lizard)


Class #4 | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Perseus, Pisces (the fishes), Cetus (the whale)


Class #5 | Wednesday November 20, 2019

Auriga (the charioteer), Camelopardalis (the Giraffe), Taurus (the bull)


Class #6 | Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Orion (the great hunter), Lepus (the hare), Eridanus, (the river)


There will be a series of six lectures in the spring, and a series of six lectures in the summer.