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Posted on: May 8, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Local Astronomy Club to Discuss Telescopes on May 19

Join the Ames Area Amateur Astronomers for its monthly educational program on Saturday, May 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is held at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park (56461 180th Street) northeast of Ames, and the public is invited to attend. Following the presentation, participants will move to the observatory for star gazing if weather permits.

The May program will be about “Telescopes 101.” This will be an introductory program on telescopes. Information will be presented about the types and costs of a variety of telescopes. All of the major refractors, reflectors, cassegrains, and binoculars will be on display. If you would like to help or give advice, you are welcome to bring your equipment. Anyone thinking about purchasing a telescope would also benefit from our discussion. Weather permitting; we will go to the observatory after the meeting.

Ames Area Amateur Astronomers hold activities year-round for club members and the general public. There’s a whole universe out there waiting to be explored, and much of it can be seen from your own backyard! Visit for additional information.

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