ARIZONA STAR TALES - NOTE: Until further notice, all events have been cancelled and no requests are being accepted at this time due to the pandemic
We again did our monthly Explore The Night Sky event at the South Mountin Environmental Education Center on 30 December. The subject was Uranus and Neptune: The Giant Gas Planets. However, after the presentation, clouds and rain prevented our planned viewing of these planets. So, we did a different kind of telescope viewing... viewing telescopes! We set up our telescopes inside and discussed each one. The differences in designs and their operation, the pros and cons of each, and what to look for when purchasing one. We had a table of all our various eyepieces and filters and expalined the use of each. We also had our video camera attached to one of our refractor telescopes to show how that operated. Here, we're discussing the operation of our 10" computer controlled Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Another fun event as we turned bad weather into a unique, fun, and educational experience!