Twenty Years of Astronomy Tips and Tricks

by Michael Wright

gene-ramseyMembers are in for treat at the next club meeting on Feb. 10, 2015. Observatory Chair and mentor to many, Gene Ramsey, will share tips and tricks that he has learned from 20 years of observing at our Washington-Crossing observatory, star parties and club outreach events. His talk will be about how to save hundreds of dollars on astronomy equipment such as telescopes, eyepieces, 12-volt batteries, observing chairs and magazines such as Astronomy and Sky & Telescope. Also, he will share some of the important astronomical discoveries of the last twenty years such as the dark energy, a massive black hole in the center of the Milky Way, and humans landing on the moon. Don’t miss this opportunity for beginners and veterans alike to learn valuable tips garnered from 20 years of hands-on experience and experimentation.

The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Bowen Hall.

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