RASC February Meeting
The Halifax Centre will be holding its usual montly meeting on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
Room AT101, Atrium Building, St. Mary's University(Map)
All About BinocularsImagine it's a wonderful night for observing... high transparency and the best conditions for seeing. Maybe you are new to astronomy and have binoculars but are not quite sure how to find objects in the sky, OR you hold your binoculars to your eyes only to discover the view is blurry. Is there an easy way to find objects as a binocular observer? Do your binoculars need a cleaning? RASC Halifax Centre is providing the perfect opportunity to get answers to these questions. Our meeting for February will be focused on Binoculars! Members and the general public are invited to this workshop and to bring their Binoculars!
PART 1 with Tony Schellinck: Inspiring people to observe the night sky through "A Practical Guide to Observing with Binoculars" How do you inspire and train people to use binoculars and observe the night sky? Tony Schellinck has come up with a novel approach where he offers classes in larger venues such as the Astor Theatre in Liverpool where people use binoculars to find deep sky objects on the big screen. He will provide a demonstration of his approach and explain his philosophy and techniques for inspiring people to observe the night sky. Please bring your own binoculars to take full advantage of Tony's presentation. For those without binoculars, Tony will have a few on hand for borrowing during his presentation.
PART 2 with Paul Gray: Binocular/Eyepiece Cleaning Workshop. Paul will conduct an eyepiece/binocular cleaning demonstration followed by a workshop. It begins with a short demonstration about how to clean lenses. Following the demo, supplies and table space will be available for people to clean their own binoculars and eyepieces. Bring your dirty binoculars and eyepieces to the meeting! During the workshop time a swap/buy/sell table will be set up for those who want to bring old binoculars or eyepieces to sell/swap.
As always, there will be refreshments and a social time following the meeting.
Dates of future meetings are:
Friday, March 17, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017