Carnegie Science Center
Sessions: 5 | Students: 25 | Grades: 9-12 | Meets: Varies

Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

This is a descriptive introduction to Astronomy. Many topics of study include: the celestial sphere, and the night sky, gravity and the dynamics of celestial bodies, telescopes and the nature of light, our moon, the planets and the sun, stars and their final outcome (white dwarfs, supernovae, pulsars and black holes) the milky way and other galaxies, the origins and fate of our universe and other solar systems. This program will include: development of a broad overview of current astronomical theory, familiarization with basic astronomical research techniques through participation in classroom exercises and discussions and demonstrations and interactions in a live digital planetarium environment.

The program will take place from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.


October 15
November 19
December 10
January 14
February 18

Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Students will need to enter the Science Center at the Ground Floor Group Service entrance.

Instructor Bio: Dan Malerbo is the Program Development Coordinator for the Buhl Planetarium and he is also a staff educator at Carnegie Science Center where he has presented astronomy classes and workshops for educators, students and families for the past 25 years. He also teaches Introductory Astronomy at the Community College Of Allegheny County. Dan also is an educator with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Solar System Educator and Ambassador Program. He has written and co-written some of the Buhl’s most popular planetarium shows and currently write a weekly “Stargazing” and science column for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette