Hamilton Amateur Astronomers: Fall Telescope Scope Clinic

Photo: Scope Clinic, John Gauvreau
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Mark your calendars! Join the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers on November 16 at 6:00pm for our Fall telescope clinic and workshop. As with our spring event, in addition to having various scopes on display, there will be several speakers discussing various aspects of astronomy and how to get the most out of this very rewarding hobby. As always, be sure to bring your questions and curiosity as there will be several knowledgeable amateur astronomers available to help you start out in astronomy, take it to the next level, or perhaps give you some holiday gift ideas for the amateur astronomer in your life.

The schedule of speakers is as follows;

6:00pm – Jim Wamsley,  Meteorite Display (this will be an on going display throughout the evening)
6:30pm – Barry Shermann, Introduction to Telescope Types
7:00pm – Bernie Venasse, Choosing the Right Star Atlas
7:30pm – Kevin Salwach, Binoculars for Astronomy
8:00pm – Sue MacLachlan, The Astronomers’ Library
8:30pm – Matthew Mannering, Eyepieces and Accessories

Admission is free so bring your family and friends!

Food Share Donations
Donations of non-perishable food for the Hamilton Food Share program will be collected at this meeting. Please drop off any items at the drop-box located near the entrance of the auditorium. All donations gratefully accepted and thanks to your generosity they’ve collected thousands of pounds of food since we began. Let’s keep up the great work as the need continues.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Reservations: Not required
Organized by: Hamilton Amateur Astronomers
Location: Hamilton Spectator building, 44 Frid Street, Hamilton, ON  L8N 3G3 (near the junction of Highway 403 and Main St. West)