Have you ever wanted to view the night sky through a telescope? And even better, learn to operate the telescope yourself? If so, you don’t want to miss this opportunity for a FREE training and telescope viewing session provided by amateur astronomers from the St. Louis Astronomical Society. 

The evening program will begin inside where it is warm and cozy with hands on training focused on teaching you and your family how to operate and use the telescopes available in your public library. Guests will learn how to unpack the telescope, get the telescope ready for operation, find objects in the night sky and about telescope safety issues. Using the telescope is surprisingly easy and fun for the whole family. 

Weather permitting, the class will adjourn outside and apply what they have learned to find objects in the night sky. Make sure to dress warm because you will not want to leave once you get started.   If skies are clear, the Moon and the planets Jupiter and Saturn should be seen.   Even if the sky isn't clear, a computer simulation of the sky will be provided.

Where: O'Fallon Public Library - 1st Floor Community Room

Date: Thursday, December 1

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Who: Open to the general public (you do not need to be a current library card holder to attend).  Chlidren are allowed to attend if accompanied by an adult.  

RSVP: Please regiser below as space is limited.  If registering more than one person, include a +1/+2/etc. after your name.

For more questions or more information, contact Ryan at 618-206-4342 or [email protected].

 

 

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