Pegasus Classes

 
Pegasus classes are offered on weekends, school holidays, and occasional evenings throughout the school year. The program is named for the mythological winged-horse Pegasus, symbolizing the beauty, strength, and freedom of each individual to dream big and reach for the stars.
 

extremeExtreme Magnification!: Sat., Mar. 25, 10 am – 3 pm
Member $45 / Non-Member $52
Students will explore the smallest parts of our world using high magnification techniques. This approach reveals vivid details of natural and manufactured objects. They will capture images of tiny objects, such as insects, hair and frost, under extreme magnification. Students then will use special software to process and manipulate these images artistically and create a composite of their macroscopic images for display. Register for this class

 

 

m51_hallas_bigDeep-Sky Expedition with Rocket Symposium: Fri. Mar. 31 – Sun. Apr. 2            
Member $125 / Non-Member $145
Students will enjoy a stellar weekend at the Kopernik Observatory as they hunt down a multitude of galaxies and deep-sky objects. They will learn about a variety of celestial objects and how to observe them. They will discuss how galaxies, star clusters, and nebulas form and will build a detailed map of the Milky Way galaxy. On Saturday morning, students will participate in a Rocket Symposium where they will build their own model rocket and then launch it later in the afternoon.  Rocket launching and telescope observing activities will vary, depending on weather and sky conditions. Saturday and Sunday meals will be provided. Register for this class

Begins Friday, March 31 at 7 pm; Students depart Sunday, April 2 by 9 am

 


patternsPatterns of the Universe: Sat., Apr. 29, 1- 4:30 pm                   
Member $35 / Non-Member $42
Students will embark on an amazing journey into the beautiful, surrealistic world of fractals where math, science, and art come together. They will ponder these mysterious and infinite patterns, see how they exist throughout nature, from Scandinavian coastlines to frost crystals, and learn how fractals are where math becomes hands-on. Students will experiment with computer applications in constructing fractals, and, try their hand at computer programming! Register for this class