Join Anthony Krishock, president of the Syracuse Astronomical Society, for an introductory look at the use, setup, and operation of astronomical telescopes. Participants will learn how to assemble various types of scopes, perform an alignment, and properly clean telescope optics. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own scopes. Following a short presentation, Mr. Krishock will be available for individual assistance and will be able to make basic repairs to aging or slightly damaged equipment. Ideal for first-time telescope owners or seasoned veterans!
For adults and teens, ages 12 & up. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
The Syracuse Astronomical Society (SAS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about astronomy, preserving a national heritage – the night sky – and exploring the splendors of our universe. The SAS is located in the rural hills of Tully, New York about a half hour south of Syracuse. Free, Public Observing Nights are held once a month, from April through October, around the new moon at our Darling Hill Observatory in Vesper, NY. Other astronomy related resources can be found on the SAS website.
Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions each individual must register separately for this event. Parents attending with their children must register both themselves and their children separately. Group registrations are not permitted at this time.
Event Type(s): Adults, All Ages, Teens, Tweens
Age Group(s): Adults, Family, Middle Grade, Teens, Tweens
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