The Barnard Astronomical Society will meet Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. at the Jones Observatory, behind Brainerd Methodist Church at 4315 Brainerd Road. Drive up the small hill behind the church to get to the parking lot.
For people thinking of purchasing a telescope, participants will be able to try a variety of them, get answers to questions, advice on what will suit their needs and learn from experts on how to set up the equipment.
Bobby Thompson, a long time maker, user, and in the repair of telescopes, will be giving the program. He has been involved in the care of UTC's Jones Observatory 20.5 inch telescope since 1953.
There is no charge for this program. For more information visit http://www.barnardstar.org