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Skygazing — An Introduction to Astrophotography

Talcott Mountain Science Center 324 Montevideo Road, Avon, CT, United States

Imagine being able to take gorgeous images of the night sky, startrails, the moon and more! Join Astronomer John Natale in the Talcott Mountain Science Center (TMSC) Planetarium to learn about the basics of astrophotography and how he learned the art of photographing the night sky on his own.

Event Series DECEMBER VACATION

December Vacation – Ultimate Snowball Challenge | Gr. 3-5

Talcott Mountain Science Center 324 Montevideo Road, Avon, CT, United States

3-DAY PROGRAM: Dec. 27, 28 & 29 | 9AM – 3PM
Get ready for snow days with the The Ultimate Snowball Challenge! What makes the best snowball snow? How can you build an impenetrable snow fort? What’s the best kind of insulation to help you stay warm on a snowy day? We’ll learn the science behind snow just in time for winter fun. Please note: this program will run snow or shine, so please make sure to dress for the weather each day!

$250
Event Series DECEMBER VACATION

December Vacation – Crafty Science | Gr. 4-8

Talcott Mountain Science Center 324 Montevideo Road, Avon, CT, United States

3-DAY PROGRAM: Dec. 27, 28 & 29 | 9AM – 3PM
Looking for hands-on learning? We put the “A” (art) in STEAM during this program! Students will do experiments, build models, create contraptions, and make works of art using science – resulting in plenty of cool projects to take home! This year at Talcott Mountain our theme is “sustainability” so there will be an added twist of re-using household materials.

$250
Event Series DECEMBER VACATION

December Vacation – The Science of Magic | Gr. K-2

Talcott Mountain Science Center 324 Montevideo Road, Avon, CT, United States

3-DAY PROGRAM: Dec. 27, 28 & 29 | 9AM – 3PM
There’s some great science that seems magical, and some awesome tricks that you can make using science. Sharpen your skills and fool your friends! Learn illusions, tricks and much more! Cards, cups and balls, magic wands, disappearing coins and so much more! All materials are included, with plenty of take-home tricks!

$250

Astronomy | Ages 6-8

Talcott Mountain Science Center 324 Montevideo Road, Avon, CT, United States

In this 6-week program ideal for homeschoolers, students ages 6-8 will explore the wonders of the solar system and beyond with Hannah Marye, Instructor. Students will journey through the cosmos […]

$300

3D Printing | Ages 9-12

Talcott Mountain Science Center 324 Montevideo Road, Avon, CT, United States

The things we have didn’t happen by magic. They were designed and created by people. Today those people use technologies that didn’t exist 20 years ago. In this engaging, hands-on, […]

$300

The Science of Magic | Ages 9-12

Talcott Mountain Science Center 324 Montevideo Road, Avon, CT, United States

What makes a great magic trick, illusion or sleight of hand? How do we fool people with these? Are scientists immune to such trickery? Is that great thing you saw in a movie real or just a “trick” of science, technology or math? In this engaging, hands-on, class ideal for homeschoolers, students ages 9-12 will […]

$300

Genetics | Ages 13-15

Talcott Mountain Science Center 324 Montevideo Road, Avon, CT, United States

Learn about what makes you, YOU! In this engaging, hands-on class ideal for homeschoolers, students ages 13-15 will embark on a 6-week journey with Talcott Instructor Brigette Zacharczenko to explore DNA themed crafts and games, DNA extraction, transcription & translation, Punnett squares, and cladograms. They’ll even to learn to use PCR and Gel Electrophoresis equipment […]

$300

A Bite of the Sun: Solar Eclipse Viewing on Talcott Mtn.

Talcott Mountain Science Center 324 Montevideo Road, Avon, CT, United States

Hold the afternoon of April 8th for a special event on Talcott Mountain! Register below to receive word of updates here on the website for our eclipse festival “A Bite […]

Weather Wizards | Gr. K-2

Make snow in the spring, create a model tornado, and experience mini lightning storms that will make your hair stand on end, literally! Create weather instruments to take home for your own personal weather lab! This 3-day program for students in kindergarten through second grade is part of the Talcott Mountain Science Center April Vacation […]

$250

Reach for the Stars | Gr. 3-5

Explore the wonders of the solar system and beyond! Journey through the cosmos in our planetarium, see the sun like never before, and fit the moon in your pocket. From crafting constellations to lunar landings, anything is possible when you reach for the stars! This 3-day program for students in grades 3-5 is part of […]

$250

Electricity & Circuits | Gr. 6-8

Do you want to light up the world? In this hands-on program for students in grades 6-8, you’ll design and build your own creative circuits, harnessing the power of electricity to power lights, sounds, and other functions. Get ready for soldering irons and circuit boards and wires! This 3-day program is part of the Talcott […]

$250