RASC Toronto Centre: Stellarium Intro Course

Event Date: 
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 19:00 to 22:00 EST

Stellarium Software Introductory Course

RASC Toronto Centre 

Introduction to Stellarium

Learn how to use the Stellarium planetarium software on your computer in a basic fashion.

Fee: Free to RASC Members 

Course Overview

Stellarium is a powerful planetarium application available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. The free software can be used to learn the sky and plan astronomical observing sessions. If logging observations, it be used to corroborate and confirm celestial objects seen. Educators, presenters, and outreach volunteers may use the software for demonstrations, presentations, and What's Up discussions.

Participants will learn how to set up the software for a specific location, date, and time. They will learn how to view the simulated sky, zoom and pan, and search for and select celestial objects. Features such as gridlines, the meridian, sky settings, and red light mode will be explored. This will provide an amateur astronomer with a basic overview of the Stellarium program.

Classes will take place on Zoom. Class sizes are limited to 10 individuals. A waiting list will be kept if additional participants wish to sign up.

Note: This training is not for the paid Stellarium app on smartphones or the Stellarium web app.

For more information visit the course page HERE!

With sufficient interest, we will try to frequently run the introductory Stellarium course, initially once every 2 or 3 months. Courses will be scheduled on or near a full Moon.

Next: Monday 30 November 2020, 7:00 PM Eastern Time Register for the class HERE!