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Buying Your First Telescope

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Custer Observatory

1115 Main Bayview Rd.

Southold, NY 11971

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It is the time of year when people are thinking about holiday gifts for others or for themselves. Ed Anderson, a member of the Astronomical Society of Long Island (ASLI) and of the Custer Institute, will provide insights as to what you need to know and understand before buying your first telescope. He will discuss what they cost, the different types of telescopes, where and how you store them and how you would transport them. There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the presentation. Whether your budget is small or large, there is a telescope out there for everyone!

After the session, if the weather is good, Ed will open the ASLI dome on the grounds of Custer Observatory and turn the 14” Meade telescope on the wonders of the sky, selecting showcase targets for your enjoyment. Weather permitting, Custer Observatory staff will also give tours of the night sky through the Zerochromat telescope in the main observatory dome and other powerful telescopes on site. Feel free to bring your own binoculars or telescope, if you have one, to look through after the presentation. Or just enjoy the view from ours!

Suggested Donation: FREE. Donations may be given at time of visit and are greatly appreciated.

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