Reflect, refract, get the facts! Join us for a telescope class April 6 at the George Observatory


March 29, 2013
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Scope out your new telescope at one of our informative telescope classes.

Our refracting/reflecting scope class April 6 at 3 p.m. will teach beginner astronomers how to set up their ‘scopes, as well as some star formations to look for.

via the Beautmont Enterprise
Image via the Beaumont Enterprise

Then, at 4:30 p.m., our go-to/computerized telescope class will lend expert advice on how to align your ‘scope. Stay late and let the public view the stars through your new telescope on the observation deck, and see how much fun it can be to volunteer at the George!

Both classes are $25 for members, $30 for the public.

Caroline
Authored By Caroline Gallay

Caroline was the Digital Media Editor at HMNS from 2012 to 2013. She was responsible for telling the Museum’s story online. You could find Caroline on the site profiling characters around the museum and making sure you knew what the what was going on around this crazy/awesome place.

One response to “Reflect, refract, get the facts! Join us for a telescope class April 6 at the George Observatory”

  1. . A magnifying glass also enlarges an image so that it takes up more room on your retina so you can see it better. The larger the lens or mirror used in a telescope, the more light the telescope can collect. The more light you get, the brighter the image is and the clearer you can see it. These magic glasses come in two basic varieties: refractors, which gather light with a series of lenses, and reflectors, which use mirrors. The largest telescopes can detect objects that are millions of times fainter than the eye can see. They produce stunning images of the universe, or direct their light to scientific instruments that measure the light’s intensity or split it into its component colors. The large lens, known as the objective, refracts or bends the parallel rays of light that strike it so that they all come to a focus behind the lens.

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