HAS Novice Presentation - Via Zoom

March 04, 2021, 7:00PM: HAS Novice Presentation - Via Zoom

How to Set Up Your Telescope




Are you new to astronomy? Well this talk is for you!

One of the coolest things about amateur astronomy is that you get to observe the universe with your own eyes! You get to learn the night sky, constellations, bright stars, and how the sky changes through the night and with the seasons. 

But wait!

Before you get to go exploring, you need to know how to set up and align your telescope and learn how to point it precisely on the sky and then have it track as the earth rotates and the sky “moves”. Most of us do not have the background knowledge to set up and use a scope without some difficulty, and reading the instruction book can only add to your confusion!

To help you out, some of our experienced astronomers will demonstrate how to set up your telescope, align your finder and get your scope working like clockwork!


Who should Attend?

Anyone who is interested to learn the basics of telescope set up and use. Even seasoned observers should consider attending this talk especially if you have been using one type of scope and are thinking of adding to your collection.


To Register for Zoom Meeting: Since we're all practicing safe social distancing, we have decided to bring our speaker to you virtually through the Zoom online meeting platform! You must register for this presentation in order to attend. You may do so by using the link below: 


Please watch your email, as you should also receive an email inviting you attend. The email will include any up to date changes (if any) on meeting times etc. You may also register using the link in the email, however it is only necessary to register once.  

We'll have the online chat feature available to us during the talk, and once the presentation is over, we can open up the audio lines for more questions.  I'm excited that this we're able to get together in this fashion, and I hope you can join us then.  We hope to see you online with us on Thursday evening March 4th!

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