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Free Telescope Workshop at Bookmans - See you there!
Calendar: PAS Public Event Calendar
Event Posted By: Terri Finch  
10-08-2017 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Free Telescope Workshop at Bookmans

The Phoenix Astronomical Society presents & hosts at Bookman's -

RSVP before you head over, via email please.

From 3:30pm to 5:30pm
PAS will be in the front window of the store, in the new cafe section, to your right as you walk in, at the Phoenix Bookman's to assist folks in learning how to use their telescope by daylight.

RSVP is required
1) Attending with a telescope - RSVP make and model of telescope & Number in your party.
2) Attending to find out what scope to purchase - RSVP with number in your party (I need this to have enough seats set up for this event).

RSVP is required by NOON on the day of this event if you are attending to find out how to enjoy your telescope. Why? Because I need time to find a telescopes teacher who can assist you with the model of YOUR telescope.
If you are attending to find out which telescope to purchase, drop me an RSVP and then come to the event.

More details at this link (everyone should read before attending incase
there is a change in plans for this event)

Bring: Your scope, accessories, and Questions and something to take notes on and with.

Weather Permitting: This event is indoors. However, if it is raining, the event will be canceled. We do not wish for you to bring your scope into Bookman's through the rain. Rain is no good for your scope.

PAS Provides: Answers, one on one instruction, and handouts helping you learn about your scope.
We also help you find your FIRST SCOPE, should you have no clue what to purchase.

Then, after you attend the class, feel free to visit the PAS
Website Calendar
and choose a Public Star Party to attend and get further, evening assistance with your telescope.

RSVP is required below by email, in this calendar, or by phone. . This ensures we have enough handouts for everyone attending.
Everyone, of any age, is welcome to attend this event.

Your family can attend. While you enjoy the class, your family can browse Bookmans Entertainment Exchange.

RSVp is open on this site until NOON the day of the event.
Afterward, you will have to call in your RSVP to Terri at 602-561-5398 or email

Come learn how to use your telescope and get the most out of it!

Bookman's is located at 19th Ave & Northern, NW Corner.
The address is: 8034 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ, 85021

RSVP below, please!!!

See more Telescope Workshop dates


We call it the Bookman's Telescope Workshop because PAS Is hosting this event at Bookman's Entertainment Exchange at 19th Ave and Northern, N.W. Corner, in the Musical Instrument area of the store.

This is an indoor event. Thus, only extreme weather will cancel the event, or if we do not have enough Telescope Teachers for the number of telescopes attending the event.

This is a laid back, informal instruction, usually 1 on 1, designed to give you advice on how to use your telescope by daylight. We can check your collimation, if needed, we can advise on eyepieces, we can let you know
some objects your scope will be able to see, we can provide informational handouts (help yourself to the whole table of handouts), and some star charts to get you started.

Bring with you: Your telescope, eyepieces, accessories, books, charts, anything you have for your scope that you might want to discuss its use with the PAS Telescope Teachers.

What if you don't have a telescope yet?
Come discuss scopes, their uses, the forte's, their weaknesses, the sizes, the goals you may have with your future scope... and we will help you decide which one to buy based on the discussion.
Then before you buy, attend several star parties, and ask questions, view through others scopes, learn what you need to know to make a good choice in your first telescope purchase.

After this event, sign up to attend a near by public star party or the next Telescope Workshop at PVCC, and learn to use your scope by night. The difference is literally Night and Day.

Everyone attending needs to RSVP
. No public RSVP's could cancel this event.
RSVP'd Yes: 3 RSVP'd No: 2
  • Sam Insana [10-05-2017 12:38 PM] - My Uncle just passed away and I have to fly out of state Sat night for the Sunday vigil and rosary, and Monday mass and funeral and will not return until Monday night
  • Don Boyd [10-06-2017 12:38 AM]
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