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Stargazing Network
Have you got a telescope, but are unsure how to use it?  Got a pair of binoculars and can't seem to figure out how to use them for stargazing? Would you like to join a group of fellow space enthusiasts for an evening of observing the sky?  We would like to invite you to our Beginner Telescope Workshop.  We at WVAS know that the manuals that come with a telescope can be pretty hard to understand.  We have a lot of experience and can help you get started and show you some of the do's and don'ts of using a telescope.

What you need to do:    Sign up at EventBright to let us know you are coming.  As this is a hands-on training session, we'd like to make sure we have enough people, supplies and enough space - therefore pre-registration is required.  (While we might have a opening that evening, don't rely upon it.)

What you need to bring:  Bring your telescope.  Don't have one but are curious?  Show up anyway.  A few of us will have our telescopes available.

What to expect:  We will present a short presentation about how various telescopes work.  Following that we will help you setup your telescope.  After you are setup, Jupiter and Saturn will be visible as your first views!  For out public open house dates, click here.
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When:  September 30, 2017 at 7:00-10:00 PM.  If it is cloudy, we will find a backup date and let you know through the registration.  (Working around the weather is an old astronomy problem.  Not sure you believe that?  Just google "cloudy night astronomy"!)

Beginner Telescope Workshop