There will be something for everyone at this meeting. If you are looking for a telescope, this is a must event before you spend your hard earned cash! If you have a telescope and have already begun the hobby, we will have tips for you as well! Here are the topics which will be presented:
- telescopes - everything
you need to know about the main types of telescopes - refractors, reflectors,
schmidt-cassegrains (SCT), goto telescopes, equatorial mounts, dobsonian
mounts. We will have all of these telescopes on display for you to view
and ask questions about. Vice President Mike Malolepszy will make this
- binoculars - binoculars are a wonderful way to view the night sky. We will present this instrument on a standard mount and also on a wonderful parallel mount. SLAS member Jerry Loethen will be the presenter.
- solar observing - Astronomy doesn't stop when the sun comes up! A wonderful new telescope that makes detailed observing of the sun with hydrogen alpha filtering will be presented. REMEMBER, never point a telescope directly at the Sun! - Treasurer Cook Feldman will be the presenter.
- books - Nightwatch, Left
Turn at Orion, Astronomy for Dummies/Idiots, Introductory Textbooks,
Exploring Astronomy with Binoculars, Night Sky and other astronomy resources
will be reviewed - President and Librarian Jim Small will be the presenter.