Getting Familiar with Your Library Telescope AND Star Hopping Through May’s Starry Skies!
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required. Please sign up by calling 978-249-9515.
The Aldrich Astronomy Society presents:
Getting Familiar with Your Library Telescope
Star Hopping Through May's Starry Skies!
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Join us for a hands on talk about the use of the library telescope and get ready for summer stargazing!
(Did you know that the Athol Public Library has a telescope that adult patrons in good standing may borrow? It is an Orion Starblaster telescope, and it was donated to the library by Sue and Rich Scheuller.)
Learn how to handle the telescope, set it up, and use it to look at the night sky! Learn about what you might see when looking through our telescope!
John Root and Jim Zebrowski of the Aldrich Astronomical Society will remain available after the presentation for one-to-one Q & A about the use of our telescope.
If weather permits, we'll head out afterwards for some star gazing!
This will be a great way for our community to get ready for the 2019 summer reading theme: A Universe of Stories!
Free and open to the public!
For all ages!
Registration is required.
Please sign up by calling 978-249-9515.
Jim J. Zebrowski has worked as a physicist and engineer for a number of companies in Massachusetts over the past 35 years. He currently works full-time as President of the Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc., which promotes knowledge about astronomy and space exploration for the public and especially youth through indoor presentations, STEM programming, and star gazing whenever the weather permits. Jim has also been a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador for Massachusetts since 2001. Jim also volunteers as a coach and test writer for the annual Reach for the Stars program for the Middle School Science Olympiad in Massachusetts which is done in collaboration with Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.
John C. Root is a Central Massachusetts native who holds a BA in Environmental Science, MCL, from Clark University, in Worcester, MA. John has been a member, for the past twenty-five years, of the Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc., where he is currently the Library Telescope Program Coordinator.
This program is generously sponsored by the Aldrich Astronomical Society and the Friends of the Athol Public Library.
For more information Aldrich Astronomical Society, please visit http://aldrich.club/