New Astronomer’s Group

The New Astronomer’s Group in April for 2016.  This will be an seven month course, running on the fourth Tuesday of each month, starting at 7:30pm.  We meet at Regis Hall in the grounds of St Ignatius’ College, Riverview Street, Riverview (Lane Cove) (click here for a map).  This course is primarily designed for those new to astronomy, who want to learn:

  • How to choose the right telescope and accessories for their needs and budget
  • How to use and maintain their telescope, and
  • How to find their way around the night sky

No existing knowledge of astronomy is required in order to participate in this course.

The proposed schedule is as follows (subject to change – further details will come shortly).

Lesson 1 –  Understanding the Night Sky (26th April 2016)
Lesson 2 – Finding Your Way Around the Night Sky (24th May 2016)
Lesson 3 – Types of Telescopes and Mounts (28th June 2016)
Lesson 4 –  Telescope Accessories and the Best Sources of Astronomy Reference Material (26th July 2016)
Lesson 5 – Collimation, Maintenance, and Care of your Telescope (23rd August 2016)
Lesson 6 – Types of Objects (27th September 2016)
Lesson 7 – Getting Started with Astrophotography  (25th October 2016)

Note that lesson 3 may be postponed, depending on the weather.

Cost: $30 for the course, $10 of which can go towards your membership fee if you decide to join the society. This is payable on the first night that you attend.

Sign Up: Please fill in our online registration form to register for the course. You can also simply turn up on the night – all are welcome.


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