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So You Want to Buy a Telescope?

So You Want To Buy A Telescope?

Thinking of buying your first telescope?  Wanting to get the kids a telescope for Christmas?  Want to get yourself a telescope for Christmas?  (We know you do!) This evening Richard Clements, the current President of the BAS, will cover the basics on what to consider when purchasing a first telescope.  These days the choices can be downright bewildering, so this program will try to make sense of the chaos.  Topics will include parts and functions of a telescope, types of telescopes, telescope mounts, and probably most important:  what exactly can you see?  Richard will discuss the traps to avoid, demonstrate examples of a range of telescope types in a variety of price ranges, and discuss where to purchase your new toy.

BAS Programs and Meetings are free and open to anyone who has an interest in the sky!  All are welcome!

 

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