How to Use Your Telescope

Did you buy a telescope and need help getting started? Whether you bought it last Christmas or years ago, the Prairie Astronomy Club would like to help. And, there’s no cost.
On January 20th we’ll offer a session to give hands-on assistance. It’s open to the public, and if you have a telescope you want to use, you are encouraged to bring it. The program is tentatively set for 7PM.

Also we have a Telescope Buyer’s Guide on our website:


We will not have a regular club meeting in December.


January program: The Northern Lights and a Trip to the Arctic. Mark Dahmke will talk about how and where to view the northern lights, and about his recent trip to Svalbard, above the arctic circle.

Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm at Hyde Observatory in Holmes Park. Meetings are open to the public.

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Interested in becoming a member? Contact us below or come to our next meeting and say hi!

REGULAR MEMBER – $30.00 per year. Includes club newsletter, and 1 vote at club meetings, plus all other standard club privileges. FAMILY MEMBER – $35.00 per year. Same as regular member except gets 2 votes at club meetings. STUDENT MEMBER – $10.00 per year with volunteer requirement.

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