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Old 10-13-2009, 03:29 PM
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Default Telescope Training Workshops - FREE

TELESCOPE TRAINING WORKSHOPS

The next scheduled event is on Dec 10, 2009.
http://www.pasaz.org/forums/showthre...?p=672#post672
RSVP is required.

What do we do at Telescope Training Workshops.

1) Bring your telescope, accessories, charts and any other telescope
related items with you to a CLASS / WORKSHOP on how to use
& enjoy your telescope.

We have 2 things going at the same time.

Bring your scope in to Room G-147 on the PVCC campus.
We open the doors at 7pm, and run the event until 10pm.

Learn to use your telescope in the class room where it is
well lit and you can find all the buttons and knobs to make
your scope move smoothly. A skilled amateur astronomer
will assist you, one on one.

2) Then, after you are familiar with how the scope moves,
take it outdoors by the telescope dome
or to the near by parking lot and learn to use it
in the dark. Again, that same astronomer will assist you.

Most people, they get a new telescope for Christmas
or birthday and they try to use it one time, find it frustrating
and put it in a closet someplace, only to sell it later on.

We want you to learn how to use your telescope so that
you can enjoy what we LOVE about our favorite hobby.
There is no comparison to finding a celestial object
all by yourself. Anyone can set up a scope for you
to look through and see Jupiter, the Moon, Saturn,
etc... but for you to do it all by yourself, after
learning from our experienced telescope operators,
really gives you the confidence you need to enjoy the scope
without assistance.

So, come learn with us.
Handouts will be available, with info on telescopes,
accessories, etc. We can use the computers in the Science lab
room to access other info we might want to look up and learn about.

3)
We can help you find the scope you want, as well.


This is a class. We invite children. The catch is you need to RSVp
your childs attendance, if you want me to bring the "Kids Korner"
activities. We have many coloring, word search, fun activities that
have been added to and expanded on in the Kids Korner box
just for the little ones. This gives them something to do while you
are learning to use your telescope. Please let me know
you are bringing children, their ages, and how many. I want
to be sure we have enough activities for all for them. Thanks.

We begin at 7pm but you can arrive anytime up to 9pm
and still get assistance with your telescope.
We have to depart by 10pm, so prepare to pack
up your scope by 9:45 allowing 15 minutes pack up time.

4) Another thing we are doing is having a mini star party. For those
of you who wish to research what type of scope to purchase for yourself,
attend our star party in the parking lot near the Telescope Dome. Ask
questions of the telescope operators. Learn from those who use
their scopes on a regular basis.

We hope to see you at this and many other events.
Questions and ideas can be shared right in this forum.
This will be the location for all upcoming Telescope
Training Workshops. Watch for updates.
And we will see you there!!!

Volunteers who know what they are doing with their telescopes
can RSVP attendance in the Calendar to help out. Your help is requested!
RSVP for Dec 10, 2009 event at this link: http://www.pasaz.org/forums/calendar...2009-12-10&c=1

Everyone attending, public or PAS Members, needs to RSVp.

Check the calendar for the Visible objects for that night's event.

2010

Jan 21 - Location: PVCC - 7pm - 10pm - CANCELED due to weather!

Feb 11 - Location: PVCC - 7pm - 10pm -
Feb 21 - Location: Bookmans - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Mar 7 - Location: Bookmans - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Mar 11 - Location: PVCC - 7pm - 10pm -

Apr 4 - Location: Bookmans - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Apr 15 - Location: PVCC - 7pm - 10pm -
Apr 18 - Location: Bookmans - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

May 2 - Location: Bookmans - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
May 13 - Location: PVCC - 7pm - 10pm -
May 23 - Location: Bookmans - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Jun 17 - Location: PVCC - 7pm - 10pm -

Jul 25 - Location: Bookmans - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Aug 12 - Location: PVCC - 7pm - 10pm -

Sept 5 - Location: Bookmans - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Sept 26 - Location: Bookmans - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Oct 21 - Location: PVCC - 7pm - 10pm -
Oct 24 - Location: Bookmans - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Nov 14 - Location: Bookmans - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Dec 9 - Location: PVCC - 7pm - 10pm -
Dec 12 - Location: Bookmans - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:18 PM
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Default Dec 10, 2009 Info

As of tonight, here are the RSVp's thus far for this event:

* I plan to attend the Telescope Training Workshop. I am planning on buying a telescope and would like to learn which type would be best for my use.
Lou R.

* I would like to attend the Dec 10 telescope class
Lucian M.

* I signed up as a student.
Pete M.

* I am visiting Phoenix and would like to attend your workshop on Thursday evening.
I recently began my investigation of astronomy and have joined our local club, Sacramento Valley Astronomy Society. My knowledge is meager, but have great interest in learning how to setup and perform astrophotograph.
So far my equipment is a Celestron 8" tube with equatorial mount.
I hope to hear from you.
Richard S.

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If anyone else got any RSVP's that didn't come through me, please add them here in this forum.

The discussion below will be on if we are holding this event or not, based on the predicted cloud cover for the event. Input is requested below.

Terri

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The above list of emails received as RSVP's for tonight's event, have been
emailed back to cancel the event.

Everyone have a super evening!
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Terri, I will be attending this workshop at PVCC. I'll bring my scope and accessories.
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:21 PM
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Default As of 3pm 12/10

TONIGHT'S TELESCOPE TRAINING WORKSHOP IS CANCELED.
Please have a super evening.
We will see you at the next one in Jan 2010.
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Default Next Workshop Jan 21, 2010

Please visit the link within these forums for
the next scheduled Telescope Training Workshop.
Have a super day!

Here's the flier for these events
with the dates and visible objects
in the night sky for those dates.

Link: http://www.pasaz.org/forums/download...do=file&id=119
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Default Upcoming Telescope Training Workshops for 2010

2010

Jan 21 - CANCELED due to weather!
Feb 11
Mar 11
Apr 15
May 13
Jun 17
Aug 12
Oct 21
Dec 9

Put them on your calendar
and come have fun with us.
These are Thursday nights that PAS doesn't already
have an event listed at PVCC or for a school.

Even if you don't have a telescope to learn
to use, or if you do, and you just
want to enjoy our experienced Telescope Operators
showing the night sky (Star Party),
or maybe you just want a little extra
night time instruction,
come attend and have fun with PAS on
these nights
at PVCC in the parking lot near G-147
and remember to RSVP your attendance
in case the event gets canceled
due to Weather or lack of public RSVP's.

It's fun, it's free, and it's PAS!!!
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