How to Buy a Telescope

On Sunday November 20th at 2pm, the Prairie Astronomy Club will offer a special program: “How to Buy a Telescope.” The program will be presented at Hyde Observatory in Holmes Park.

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:


to be announced.

Future Programs

January program: Northern Lights and a Trip to the Arctic.

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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