Are you thinking about buying a telescope? Or thinking about buying a telescope for Christmas? Which telescope should you buy and what’s the best one for you?
This easy 2 hour class will help you understand telescopes, what types there are and the key things to look out for when purchasing.
A short presentation with Mark Davies from Earthside Astronomy will be followed by a hands-on look at various types of telescopes. We’ll use the demonstration telescopes to look at the Moon, Saturn and more so that you can compare different models.
Christmas is just around the corner and telescopes make a great present. This event will help demystify telescopes and make your decision easier. A must for anyone thinking about buying a telescope for Christmas!
5.30pm - 7.30pm, Saturday 5 November 2016
Bendat Community Centre
36 Dodd Street, Wembley
Spaces are limited and bookings are essential. The class costs $29.95 for adults and $16.50 for children (10-16 years). The event is not suitable for younger children. Payment for tickets to events held by Stargazers Club is not refundable. Please choose carefully when making your purchase.
There will also be some astronomy items for sale on the night including the 2017 Astronomy Almanac, 2017 Astronomy Calendar and planispheres (star wheels). These make great Christmas presents too. Cash sales only on the night.
What if it's cloudy or raining?
The event will go ahead regardless of weather. Telescope demonstrations will be inside or on the covered verandah if it is cloudy or raining.
Is this event suitable for children?
This event is suitable for older children. It's recommended for children 10 years and older.
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.