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Observing Basics Lecture-Live-Streamed

  • 24 Aug 2021
  • 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Virtual Lecture


  • No registration required

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers (SFAA) is excited to offer a Zoom-based Observing Basics Virtual Bootcamp series, open to newcomers and observers at all levels. This 4-part series features a robust agenda to help you make the most out of your stargazing time and equipment choices. (Members and non-Members are welcome to attend.)

The series is prepared and presented by SFAA's Vice President, Bill Kircher. As a long-time amateur astronomer, Bill has created a virtual Observing Basics course to provide a solid foundation for optimizing your night sky viewing time and equipment choices. He has learned from experience that the best telescope is the one you’ll actually use and he recommends keeping it simple, especially at the beginning.

Attendees will be able to continue to expand on what they learn in each session.  We look forward to being able to meet up at SFAA star parties on Mt. Tamalpais and share the night sky with you when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Experienced telescope operators will be on hand to help with set up and questions.

Topic: “Setup and Operation of Astronomical Telescopes and Binoculars”

Speaker: Bill Kircher, Amateur Astronomer, SFAA

The lecture will begin at 7:00 PM, with users initiating online connections at 6:45pm.

For details on the current topic, speaker, and instructions on how to attend the live-stream, click here.