Telescope Demonstration Night
|Starts:||19:30 24 Feb 2016|
|Ends:||21:30 24 Feb 2016|
|What is it:||Evening event|
|Organiser:||Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre|
|How much:||£9 Adults
/ £7 Concessions|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Professor Ian Morison|
Still searching for that perfect and unique Christmas present? Why not give the gift of a Telescope Demonstration Night?
Come along for a chance to learn about the different types of telescopes available for taking part in the rewarding hobby of observing the heavens.
The evening will start with the simplest telescopes that would make a good present for a youngster. The talk will then move upwards to the two main telescopes types ? refractors and Newtonians ? describing their advantages, disadvantages and also giving recommendations of the best that are currently available.
Professor Ian Morison will also give demonstrations setting up the two common telescope mounts, ALT/AZ and Equatorial to overcome a common stumbling block for beginners.
Please note that this is a lecture with no practical observation session planned. You will however be able to put your questions to Professor Ian Morison at the end of the lecture.
Professor Ian Morison is a founder member and now patron of the Macclesfield Astronomical Society and ‘Telescope and Instrument adviser’ to the Society of Popular Astronomy of which he is a past president. Cambridge University Press has recently published his book: ‘An Amateurs Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens’.
Pre-lecture dining is available in the Jodrell Bank Café.
Our award winning cafe will be serving delicious pre-lecture dinners. Why not indulge in an evening treat?
Shin of beef, celeriac and horseradish, beef dripping potatoes. £14.95
Grilled Mackerel, warm broccoli and fennel salad, hazelnuts. £13.95
Pappadella, sprouting broccoli and artichoke, pinenut pesto. £9.50
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking enquiry. The cafe will be reserved for those who have booked pre-lecture dinner.
Price: £9 Adults
Concessions: £7 Concessions
Travel and Contact Information
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre