2019 "Learn Your Binocular" Course

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Christopher K.
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2019 "Learn Your Binocular" Course

Post by Christopher K. » October 18th, 2018, 3:18 pm

The sole 2019 Learn Your Binocular class will be on Saturday 2 February from 3:30pm to 7:30pm at the Highland Road Park Observatory. 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)

Enrollment begins 3 November. The class is limited to twenty households; one binocular per household. Registrants must be over eighteen, though up to four household members over the age of eight may attend.

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

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