The Albuquerque Astronomical Society: Astronomy 101

Saturday Nov 16, 2019

1 University Blvd NE (UNM Campus)
Albuquerque, NM 87106
US

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

13+

Contact:

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society

Phone: N/A
Website: Click to Visit

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TAAS ASTRONOMY 101
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 - 6:00PM
REGENER HALL, UNM CAMPUS
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

"Interesting Things About Telescopes and How They Work" - John Briggs

As a sequel to his Astronomy 101 presentation last April, TAAS member John W. Briggs will share further events and information from his long experience enjoying telescopes and what they show.  The Astronomical Lyceum in Magdalena, New Mexico, is a museum that has received some very unusual telescope donations since last spring.  John will feature discussion of these instruments--all of them homemade -- and why they are special.  Included will be the Dobsonian reflector by Gerry Dyck; exotic Schupmann refractors by Mike Mattei; the all-spherical Dillworth Relay Telescope that was a first-prize winner at the famous annual Stellafane Convention. Although the details of these instruments are specialized, the discussion and presentation will stress interesting and introductory concepts that everyone can understand.

See www.taas.org  for details and map