Astro Café
Jan 19, 2022
How to Use A Telescope (via Zoom)

FREE event open to the public.

It’s a common complaint among first-time telescope owners: “I’ve got this new telescope and I can’t see a thing through it”. The aim of this Astro Café is to help you get the most out of your new telescope.

The popular How to Use a Telescope Astro Café is back, again via Zoom breakout rooms. Experts from the RASC will help you how to make the most out of your telescope. Discover how to properly set up your telescope, how to find objects in the sky, what accessories would be useful to you and how to take care of your telescope.

Astro Café – How to Use a Telescope

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

FREE event open to the public.

Registrations are now closed.

How to Buy a Telescope 2021 Edition

How to Buy a Telescope

Thinking of buying a telescope? This Café is for you!

FREE event open to the public.

Thinking about buying a telescope, for yourself or as a gift for someone else? Want to avoid buying a “hobby killer” or “trash scope”? Then this Café is for you! Come hear Luca Vanzella explain what to to look for and what to avoid. And we will also look at telescope for sale on the web.

Astro Café – How to Buy a Telescope

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Online via Zoom
FREE event open to the public.

If you missed it, here’s the café on YouTube:

 

Astro Café
Aug 17, 2021
How to Use a Telescope

Astro Café: How to Use a Telescope
Aug 17, 2021 7:30 PM

Do you need help using your telescope?

We have experts ready to assist up to 4 people that need help with their telescope. We will do this workshop at an outdoor location with plenty of space for physical distancing.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
If you are interested, please email Asto Café Coordinator with your telescope details and I will let you know the location. We’ll do this clear or cloudy skies but we have a Zoom backup plan for rainy weather.

The Moon will be visible as follows:
19:30 Moon Alt 6.0, Az 152 SUN ALT 11
20:00 Moon Alt 7.6, Az 158 SUN ALT 7
20:30 Moon Alt 9.0, Az 165 SUN ALT 3
20:57 Moon Alt 10, Az 170 SUNSET

Astro Café
May 19, 2021
How to Use A Telescope (via Zoom)

FREE event open to the public.

It’s a common complaint among first-time telescope owners: “I’ve got this new telescope and I can’t see a thing through it”. The aim of this Astro Café is to help you get the most out of your new telescope.

The popular How to Use a Telescope Astro Café is back, again via Zoom breakout rooms. Experts from the RASC will help you how to make the most out of your telescope. Discover how to properly set up your telescope, how to find objects in the sky, what accessories would be useful to you and how to take care of your telescope.

Astro Café – How to Use a Telescope

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Registration Required (FREE)

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrc-ivqzIsH9PlB2lgRkVhl0oJ4jf1ip8A

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Astro Café
Apr 21, 2021
What Are You Looking At?

Astro Café: What Are You Looking At?
Apr 21, 2021 7:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88048911490?pwd=QzJ5YlBYdzF3TUtveTFCN216b01wZz09

Wondering what your fellow observers are looking at these nights? Are you looking for ideas for your next observing project? This Café features a series of short presentations, PechaKucha style, by five observers, on the topics listed below, followed by Q&A and discussion.

Warren Finlay, Berta Beltran, Luca Vanzella, Jon Stolte, and Eric Klaszus will talk about:

1. What observing program(s) are you working on?
2. What do you like about the observing program?
3. What telescope do you use?
4. How do you plan and record your observations?
5. What type of star chart do you use?
6. Describe one memorable observation.

AstroImaging Community Café March 17, 2021

AstroImaging Community Café

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Members Only event.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, this meeting will be held via Zoom.

Presenters

Abdur Anwar
Abdur will be doing a presentation on making a time-lapse of a passing asteroid using DeepSkyStacker and PIPP. Many brighter asteroids can be imaged using nothing more than a DSLR camera and lens.

Dave Mussell
Dave will be doing a presentation on NINA. He will connect to his observatory PC and demonstrate the interface, setting up sequences, and an overview of the important tabs. NINA is a great free software that is a complete solution for an automated imaging setup.

Members Only event.

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AstroImaging Community Café is a potluck of shorter and longer presentations by astroimagers for astroimagers! Do you enjoy taking and/or viewing pictures of the sky? Are you looking for some pointers to up your skill set or turn that “nice” shot into “calendar image!”? Maybe in the last couple of months you have 5 images, or made 4 time-lapses that are too much for the AstroImaging Corner at our Regular Meetings. Whether you take 4 minutes or want to share a 20 minute backstory for a specially composed a shot, or demo a technique others can benefit from, bring it to our community! To participate: email the AstroImaging Community Café coordinator.