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Join HAS to "Meet Your Telescope"
7:00 PM
Montana WILD
Did Santa bring you or your household a new telescope for Christmas? We've had a few clear nights since Christmas and about now you might be feeling completely overwhelmed about using this wonderful new gift. Collimation? What magnification should I use? How do I align the finder scope, or even what is the finder scope?

If so, please bring your new telescope and join the Helena Astronomical Society for "Meet Your Telescope" on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 beginning at 7:00pm in the Auditorium of Montana WILD located at 2668 Broadwater Avenue, Helena, MT 59601.

We'll show you how to assemble your telescope, how to align the finder scope, what eyepieces to use and which ones not to use, how to know if you need to collimate your telescope and if you do how to use simple tools to achieve its optimal viewing. We'll practice all of this using an artificial star inside the Auditorium. Then, if we are lucky enough to have clear skies, we'll go outside and view the waxing gibbous Moon, the Pleiades and possibly Orion's Nebula and the Andromeda Galaxy!

Our members have decades of combined telescope use. We can remove the mystery around the set up, use and upkeep of your new telescope so you can use it to explore the mystery of our visible universe.

For further information, contact Jeff Ross at jross@openvistas.net or (406) 980-0533. We hope to see you there!
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Montana WILD
Address: 2668 Broadwater Ave. (Next to Spring Meadow Lake State Park off Hwy 12 W.) Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 980-0533

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