Women's Class on Operating the Observatory Telescopes

Original article appears in GuideStar October, 2018.

by Rene Gedaly, Past President

KarlaC14Caption.PNGIf you’ve ever wanted to learn how to operate the observatory telescopes, now’s your chance. The Observatory Trainers, including yours truly, will conduct a special female-only class on operating two of the Society’s permanently housed telescopes: the computer-operated Celestron C14 GoTo telescope and the F5 Newtonian reflector outfitted with digital setting circles.

After completing this training, you will be able to schedule time on an observatory telescope to use all evening long. When you’re done, close the observatory—building operations is an integral part of the course—and get some shuteye in the female bunkhouse.

Date: Saturday November 10, 2018
Prerequisites: 6 months membership and completion of online site training. Knowledge of basic telescope functionality and a working understanding of equatorially mounted astronomical telescopes. Students must be at least 16 years of age. All prerequisites on the HAS website.
RSVP: [email protected].  Class limited to 6 students.
Note: Are you missing the “equatorially mounted telescope” prerequisite? Attend the Oct 9 Loaner Telescope Training at the Mendenhall Center. This session will give you the hands-on knowledge you need. RSVP to [email protected].

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