Barnard Astronomical Society Holds Free New Telescope Owners Workshop

Monday, December 31, 2012

The Barnard Astronomical Society of Chattanooga will be holding a free New Telescope Owners Workshop on Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Clarence T. Jones Observatory on Brainerd Road.

Anyone who has acquired a new telescope for Christmas, or just has a telescope that they are not quite sure how to operate, is welcome to attend. Members of the BAS will teach attendees how to set up their scope and show you how to use it effectively. Weather permitting, there will be some star and planet gazing.

Please visit the website at www.barnardastronomy.org for details and directions to the observatory.

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