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"Introduction to The Night Sky - Part I" class will cover:

(1 hour)
bulletFamiliarize the member with the basics of telescope operation
bulletWords to Know
bulletHow the telescope works
bulletSet up
bulletCool down
bulletTelrad
bulletAligning the finder scope
bulletEyepieces
bulletHow to handle them
bulletMagnification
bulletUsing both eyes
bulletPack up
bulletTransportation of the telescope
bulletDust on the mirror - Leave it there!
bulletThe Night Sky
bulletUse of a planisphere
bulletOrientation of horizon
bulletLatitude
bulletZenith
bulletSetting the date
bulletExplanatory YouTube Video
bulletBasic use of a star chart
bulletStar Hopping
bulletExplanatory YouTube Video
bulletStar Party Etiquette
bulletAstronomy Tips and Star Party Tips
bulletQuestion and answer session

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Introduction to the Night Sky - Part I

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05/25/2015

05/26/2017