The Magnificent Telescope

CRN: 
60041
Course Dates: 
Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 2011
Times: 
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor(s): 
Bernard Arghiere, Leslie Ann Keller
Course Catalogs: 
2011 Fall

Learn the history of the telescope, its current technology and its future. Discover how a telescope works, the types, the mounts and accessories, and basic telescope operation and maintenance. With an experienced astronomer, you will learn about and use the three most common telescope types available today for amateurs, as well as explore telescope innovations like digital-setting-circles and go-to telescope control. Recommended text: Secrets of Stargazing, Becky Ramotowski, ISBN: 1-931559-40-6. Cost: $12.00.

Bernard Arghiere (BArghiere@charter.net) has been studying the day and nighttime skies for forty years. He has traveled worldwide chasing astronomical events, using telescopes of all types, and has built two observatories. Artist and writer Leslie Ann Keller (leslie@leslieannkeller.com) studies the intersection between art and science. She is particularly interested in how astronomy changes our perspective on everything.