How to Use a Telescope
August 27, 28 or 29, 6-8 p.m.
Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium

Do you want to take your stargazing to the next level? Dr. Michael Faison of the Department of Astronomy will explain how telescopes work and give hands-on lessons on how to find and view the most exciting celestial objects. Bring your own telescope and get a personal tutorial, or learn how to use one of the amateur telescopes at the observatory and get tips on choosing and buying your own. Weather permitting, telescopes will be available for observing. Each class is limited to 12 participants. All three days cover the same material; participants need only attend one class. Participants must be at least 10 years old to register. There is a $20 materials fee for a starter telescope that participants get to keep. Register online.

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Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium

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Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium

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