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2020 "Learn Your Binocular" Course

Posted: November 14th, 2019, 3:50 pm
by Christopher K.
The sole 2020 Learn Your Binocular class will be on Saturday 1 February from 3:30pm to 7:30pm at the Highland Road Park Observatory. The cost is $15 per in-parish registrant and $18 per out-of-parish registrant; registration is in progress. The binoculars will be brought outside for practice, weather permitting. Also included will be an overview of all major sky events for the next twelve months. The registrant should bring all parts and accessories belonging to the binocular, including the instruction manual. Once again, this one-day course focuses specifically on binocular views of the Baton Rouge sky.

Topics covered will include...
*how to operate your binocular
*how to care for your binocular
*major binocular features in the Baton Rouge sky, and how to find them
*how to darken the sky from your home
*upcoming binocular events
*actual practice aiming and focusing on celestial objects (weather permitting)

Enrollment is in progress. The class is limited to twenty households; one binocular per household. Registrants must be over eighteen, though up to four household members over the age of eight may attend.

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Re: 2020 "Learn Your Binocular" Course

Posted: December 26th, 2019, 1:33 pm
by Christopher K.
At this time there are no registrations for the Learn Your Binocular course. There must be six households registered by 29 January for the course to take place. Please tell your family and friends!

Re: 2020 "Learn Your Binocular" Course

Posted: January 23rd, 2020, 2:02 pm
by Christopher K.
We still a few more registrants.

Keep in mind, in dark skies three comets make may it to binocular views--C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS), 2P/Encke, 88P/Howell and 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann. Make sure you register to find out the best times and manners in which to spot these visitors!