If you have a telescope and are having difficulty working out how to use it, this single evening class will help you on your way. With amateur astronomers on hand, you will learn how to set up and use your telescope.
In the first part of the evening learn about different types of telescopes and recoginse what type you have. Discover tips, techniques and the steps for using telescopes. This will be followed by a practical session in the second part of the evening where you’ll receive help in using your own telescope.
Those without telescopes are also welcome to join the class. It's a good way to learn more about telescopes and what might be suitable for you. “Galaxy Girl” from Stargazers Club will have her telescope available for attendees to view through and tea/coffee is included. There will also be some astronomy items for sale on the night including the 2017 Astronomy Almanac, 2017 Astronomy Calendar, planispheres (star wheels) and more.
5.30pm - 9pm, Saturday 21 January 2017
Bendat Community Centre
36 Dodd Street, Wembley
Spaces are limited and bookings are essential. The class costs $88 for telescope owners. Extra visitors are welcome at $29.95 adults and $19.95 children (recommended for 10-16 years). Children must be accompanied by a paying adult and be supervised at all times.
Payment for tickets to events held by Stargazers Club is not refundable. Please choose carefully when making your purchase.
What if it's cloudy or raining?
The event will go ahead regardless of weather. Sometimes it can be cloudy or wet. Telescope practice will be inside or on the covered verandah if it is cloudy or raining.
Is this event suitable for children?
This event is recommended for children 10 years and older. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult and be supervised at all times.
Is it easy to park?
Yes, there is plenty of free parking available.
Do I have to bring along my printed ticket to the event?
No, you don't have to. "Galaxy Girl" will have a list of attendees on the day.