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The Prairie Astronomy Club was founded in Lincoln, NE in 1961 as a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the study of Astronomy and related subjects for the benefit of its members and the general public. No prior knowledge of astronomy is required to be a member. If you simply enjoy looking up at the night sky, we welcome you to become a part of the Prairie Astronomy Club’s amazing 52 years of Astronomy! Contact us to learn more.

November Meeting: How to Buy a Telescope.

Every holiday season people ponder buying telescopes as gifts, for their children, for their family or for friends. The few designs found in most department stores offer little information and clerks are rarely knowledgeable. Buying on the internet or home shopping channels without any help doesn’t inspire confidence. What if you had a chance to have help in making that purchase?

The Prairie Astronomy Club offers this assistance this month at its regular meeting at 7:30pm at Hyde Observatory on Tuesday, November 29th with a session on “how to buy a telescope.” Experienced amateurs will provide examples of both the good and bad purchases and lots of helpful hints. The business meeting starts at 7:30pm and the program will start at about 8:00pm.

Meetings are 7:30pm on the last Tuesday of the month at Hyde Observatory and are open to the public.

 

Membership

Interested in becoming a member? Contact us 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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