Kids Learn About the Cosmos in Summer Classes

Classes meet July 12 and July 19.

Kids can learn about the cosmos, planets, asteroids and other wonders of the night sky this summer in College for Kids science classes offered through Allan Hancock College Community Education.

Astronomy and Telescopes Ifor ages 8-11meets Saturday, July 12.  The enrollment fee is $36, plus a $9 materials fee.

Astronomy and Telescopes IIfor ages12-15 meets Saturday, July 19.  The enrollment fee is $36, plus a $9 materials fee.

Both classes meet from 9 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. at the Endeavor Center classroom, Bldg. 1, 1145 Mountain View Blvd., Vandenberg AFB.

Students will learn how to locate the constellations, as well as how to use different types of telescopes and even build their own refractor telescope.  Weather permitting, students will have a nighttime "star party" at the Endeavor Center large observatory.

Preregistration is required.  Register in person at Community Education (bldg. S) on the Santa Maria campus.  Registration will not be accepted in class.

See compete course descriptions and course numbers online at www.hancockcollege.edu; click Class Search, then select Community Service/Fee-Based in the class type box.  Or, pick up a printed copy of the summer 2014 Spectrum schedule of Community Education classes available at all campus locations.

For more information, call (805) 922-6966 ext. 3209.

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Last Modified Nov 21, 2014