Find out how early explorers navigated the seas using nothing more than the North Star, the Southern Cross, a magnetic needle, a clock, and the sun at
high noon. The presentation features Captain James Cook's 1778 search of the Alaska coastline, hoping to find the Northwest Passage. Presenter Dean Knapp (not an astronomer) is a search and rescue volunteer who still uses latitude and longitude to direct rescue helicopters to injured people in the Alaska
On the first Friday evening of each month from October through March, a different astronomer presents a special topic and answers your questions. If skies
are clear, be ready to go outside and view the night sky (bring your own binoculars or telescope to share).
Students ages 10 and up can earn their Junior Astronomer certificate and astronomy supplies when they attend a minimum of 4 programs and write a brief synopsis. All Jr. Astronomers will receive recognition in March.