May Program:
Introduction to the James Webb Space Telescope: Unlocking the Distant Universe.

Our speaker will be Kevin Gallagher from NASA. The new JWST is both bigger and better than the Hubble. Its larger mirror and specialized instruments that will allow it to see further into the infrared means that we can expect to see further back in time. How much further back? Hopefully to the first galaxies that formed at the Cosmic Dawn of the Universe.

This month our meeting will be held on May 31st at 7:30pm at Hyde Observatory and also through Zoom. If you’d like to attend through Zoom, please contact us. Meetings are open to the public.

How to Buy a Telescope

Due to covid, we’ve decided to move our annual How to Buy a Telescope presentation to Youtube.

If you’re considering buying a telescope for yourself or as a gift for a family member, the Prairie Astronomy Club can help! In this video an experienced amateur astronomer talks about how to select a telescope and what to look for when making your purchasing decision.
Also we have a Telescope Buyer’s Guide on our website:

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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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