Learn how to use your new telescope at free YCAS clinic

Posted by on December 25, 2012 in Healthy/Happy | Comments Off

The York County Astronomical Society will conduct a New Telescope Clinic, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the John C. Rudy County Park observatory.

Did you get a new telescope recently or discover an unused one in your attic? Experience has shown that the first night out with a new telescope can be daunting as you try to perform all the initial setup work required. Consequently, many new telescopes are used only once or twice, then never again due to frustration.

Bring your telescope and all the items that came with it (including batteries, if required, and the instruction manual). We will check out your telescope, help you align the finder scope, show you how your telescope works, and help you with some initial observations of the sky (clear skies permitting). Afterwards, take home a free Star Chart to help you continue your exploration of the nighttime sky.

This is a FREE clinic and will be offered even if it is cloudy, but will be cancelled if it is snowing. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Call the YCAS hotline at (717) 578–9109 or check http://www.ycas.org for more information.