Astronomy for the public

You are interested in astronomy and you want to learn more about it?

Discover the activities offered by Astro Leman.
From classes where you will learn about astronomy mysteries to the use of equipment, from reading a night sky chart to observations, you will inevitably find something for you.

Astronomy class

Have you ever wanted to understand the mysteries of our Universe? Are you a sky and space lover? Or you would just like to get familiar with the night sky? Then our astronomy classes are for you!

 

The classes are given by an astrophysicist. You will learn and understand the history and evolution of the Universe. Take a journey from the Earth to the limits of the Universe and discover the beauty of the night sky.

Here are some examples of topics we will study:
 - The solar system (planets and objects from our solar system)
 - The Earth in the solar system (seasons, eclipses, Moon-Earth system)
 - The constellations (presentation, mythology, how to find them)
 - Galaxies (the milky way and its neighbours, formation and évolution)
 - The night sky objects (star clusters, nebula…)
 - Astronomy instruments (telescopes, mounts…)

Classes are given at the "école-club Migros" in Geneva (http://www.ecole-club.ch/) and at the "Ecole et quartier" association in Versoix (http://aeqv.ch/).

Personal advice for choosing an astronomical instrument

Do you want to start observing the sky? Have you already started and want to switch to an instrument allowing you to progress further? Or do you want to offer a personalized gift a loved one ?
Are you confuse with the choice of astronomical instrument? qLost before the quantity of instruments, models, prices and brands available on the market?
Then call Astro Léman and we will find the ideal solution for you!

Whether you are in the Geneva area or further, we will meet for a personalized one-hour interview. I will ask you all the necessary questions so that we can determine together your future astronomy equipment.

With over 20 years of experience in amateur astronomy and having used dozens of amateur and professional telescope I will be able to guide you to the perfect instrument.
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Training in the use of astronomical equipment

You have just bought an astronomical instrument and you want to use it to its fullest potential? Contact Astro Léman and make the most of your equipment whether you are a beginner or advanced astronomer.

If you are in Geneva area or further, let us meet and gain efficiency with your equipment.
During 2 hours sessions, in the field or at home, you will learn or refine the use of your equipment whether it is a telescope, a mount, a camera or any accessory.

Some of the topics that we can cover include:
- How to best use your astronomical equipment (reflecting/refracting telescope, accessories ...)
- How to use a mount (mounting, polar alignment, pointing, for manual , motorized or GoTo mount)
- Optimize settings to improve the performance of your instruments (collimation of a telescope, mount internal tuning...)
- Practice astrophotography (hardware, software and technics)
- Astronomy and Informatics (planetarium software, assistance in pointing and steering mount...)
 
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Private events

A member of your family has a passion for astronomy but has never looked through a telescope?
You want to surprise your other half with an original gift?
Your child loves everything related to space and you want to give them an amazing gift ?
You want to add a touch of originality to your wedding?


Contact us and you will not forget this astronomy experience.
A private event in the location you want, with an astrophysicist and for which we will determine the content together.
Some ideas that might interest you:
- Observation of the sun : observe safely the Sun, discover the sunspots and the huge eruptions of our star.
- Observation of the Moon and planets: take control of the telescope and fly to the moon! Admire the belts of Jupiter and its giant cyclone, discover the rings of Saturn and the red Mars! .
- Astrophotography: For photography enthusiasts , it is the opportunity to discover a new domain with their camera equipment .

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