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Lecture: “Buying Your First Telescope” at Custer Observatory
January 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26. 7:00PM.
BUYING YOUR FIRST TELESCOPE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.
After you have been to the Custer Observatory you may feel an awakening desire for a telescope of your own or to share with the family. This presentation is for you. Our speaker will be Ed Anderson, a member of ASLI, the Astronomical Society of Long Island and of the Custer Institute. His presentation will be divided into two parts. During the first part he will go though the essentials of what you need to consider when buying your first telescope. He will discuss how to read advertisements and how to compare packages. Ultimately picking the right telescope is as much about you as it is about the equipment. The second part of the discussion will go into more detail on the Optical Tube Assembly, the various types, the importance of mounts, the role of eyepieces and more. Stay for part or stay for all. Ed will be available for Q&A after the presentation. After the presentation, if conditions are favorable, Custer will have telescopes to provide wonderful views of the sky. Ed will open the ASLI dome, behind Custer, which houses a 14″ Meade LX200 computerized telescope for those who would like to take a look at the sky through this scope.
Stargazing (weather permitting) will follow.
Suggested Donation: $5 Adults, $3 Children Under 12 Reservations are not required but can be made in advance at CusterObservatory.org.