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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Introduction to Astronomy Day



Hi all.


We're planning an Introduction to Astronomy Day on Saturday 3rd March.

If you've just got a telescope or binoculars for Christmas and want to know how to get the best out of them or if you've just wanted to know more about the night sky and what you're looking at then we hope to see you.

The day will start at about 10am and will run to 3pm with breaks for tea through the day and lunch.

We will cover what to look at (stars, planets, galaxies, nebula etc), how telescopes work and how to get the most out of them and how to take pictures of the night sky.

After the daytime activities, to round the day off, if the skies are clear, we will have a practical observing session where you can bring your own equipment along, look through club member's equipment or use some of the club's telescopes.

The day will cost £15 for an adult, £10 for children under 16 (must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Discounts available for club members and family groups.

Please let us know if you are interested so we can start getting an idea of numbers. You can contact us via our Facebook page or email us via eeac@essexastro.com.

The daytime event will be at the Village Hall in Burnham on Crouch, the observing will be near by at an accessible dark site or a member's garden.

Regards

John, Chair EEAC.

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