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Saturday, October 13, 2012
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Noncredit Class: Photography of People, Places & Things
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th Street at Oliver

This class will combine the technical aspects of camera settings, and how they relate to improving your pictures. This class will explore the basics of landscapes, posing people, composition, and how to light them. You will be taking both indoor and outdoor (outdoor sessions around the Metropolitan Complex). Participants should bring their own digital camera or DSLR. Class meets Saturdays through Nov. 27.

Fee: $72 per person
For more information, call (316) 978-3731 or email linda.ambler@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Office of Continuing Education
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9:00 AM- 4:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Noncredit Class: Beginning Digital Photography & Photo Manipulation
Location: WSU West Campus, 3801 N. Walker Ave. (East of 37th St. N. & Maize Rd.)

This class will cover the basic concepts and vocabulary associated with digital photography, digital images, and digital photo manipulation using Photoshop Elements. During this hands-on class you will learn how to download pictures from a digital camera onto a computer, the basic concepts of color correction, how to fix red-eye, crop, resize and save your photographs, and create simple fun effects. In addition you will learn about organizing photos using the Photoshop Elements Organizer and about printing images. It is highly recommended that attendees be able to use a mouse, create a new folder on a computer, and navigate the Windows operating system with little or no instruction. The format of this class will be lecture, discussion, and simple hands-on exercises.

Fee: $90 per person
For more information, call (316) 978-3731 or email linda.ambler@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by Office of Continuing Education
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7:30 PM- 10:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Astronomy: Universe of the 1920s - Deep Sky
2-day event: 10/12/2012 - 10/13/2012
In the 1920s, our universe was perceived very differently than it is today. Visit the Lake Afton Public Observatory this fall for their Universe of the 1920s programs. You will get to observe various astronomical objects through their big telescope and learn what astronomers thought they knew about these objects in the 1920s and what we have learned since that has altered our perception of the universe we live in.

The Universe of the 1920s -- Deep Sky programs will observe dim, deep sky objects that canít be seen when the moon makes the sky too bright. During this program, Observatory visitors get to look at a multiple star systems, clouds of gas and dust called nebulae, vast clusters of stars, and even a distant galaxy. Beginning in November, Jupiter will also be featured.

In addition to the observing programs, the Observatory also has many exhibits for you to explore. You will be amazed at the economic rewards that have come directly from the space program. You can learn more about what astronomers thought they knew about the universe in the 1920s and compare that with what we know today. Or maybe you would like to find out what we know about Jupiter now. Other Observatory exhibits give you an opportunity to: discover the properties of light; touch rocks that came from space; and use a computer to go on a scavenger hunt through the solar system, or land a spacecraft on the Moon. You can also go outside to learn how to use a small telescope or binoculars to explore the night sky on your own.

Admission:
$5 for adults
$3 for ages 6-12
Under six admitted free
Family Rate: Mom, Dad, and all their immediate children - $15
Please note that we are unable to accept credit or debit cards

Location: Lake Afton Observatory, 20 miles southwest of downtown Wichita at MacArthur Rd. (39th St. S.) and 247th St. W. in Lake Afton County Park. It is immediately north of the lake, just off MacArthur Rd.

For more information, call (316) 978-3991 or email robert.henry@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Fairmount Center for Science & Mathematics Education
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