2017 "Learn Your Binocular" Course

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Christopher K.
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2017 "Learn Your Binocular" Course

Post by Christopher K. » November 29th, 2016, 2:46 pm

HRPO's twentieth anniversary is soon upon us, and the three partners in the venture (BREC, LSU, BRAS) are working to make this the best calendar year of public offerings in the facility's history!

The sole 2017 Learn Your Binocular class will be on Saturday 14 January from 3pm to 7pm. The cost is $15 per in-parish registrant and $18 per out-of-parish registrant; registration is in progress. The binoculars will be brought outside for practice, weather permitting. Also included will be an overview of all major sky events for the next twelve months. The registrant should bring all parts and accessories belonging to the binocular, including the instruction manual. Once again, this one-day course focuses specifically on binocular views of the Baton Rouge sky.

Topics covered will include...
*how to operate your binocular
*how to care for your binocular
*major binocular features in the Baton Rouge sky, and how to find them
*how to darken the sky from your home
*upcoming binocular events
*actual practice aiming and focusing on celestial objects (weather permitting)

More information:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/aa_class.html

Christopher K.
Posts: 4376
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: 2017 "Learn Your Binocular" Course

Post by Christopher K. » January 12th, 2017, 4:00 pm

Due to lack of enrollment, Saturday's "Learn Your Binocular" course has been cancelled. However, the "Learn Your Sky" course (scheduled for the 21st) has enough registrants and will go on as planned.

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