The telescope comes with a sturdy tripod and wedge and uses an AC motor to track the night sky when properly polar aligned. The scope will fit in the trunk or back seat of a car. The scope is excellent for viewing the moon, the planets and most deep sky objects.
Heidi’s Night at McCormick Observatory, Friday, September 29th, 8 to 10:00 pm
The Charlottesville Astronomical Society will hold its Heidi’s Night Activity for students grades 4 – 12 and parents interested in Astronomy on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 8:00 to 10:00 pm at the McCormick Observatory on the grounds of the University of Virginia. The event honors the memory CAS member Heidi Winter, former executive secretary to the Director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, who passed away in 2012. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in four activities during the evening. These include:
A laser tour of the night sky
A classroom activity
Viewing the night sky though the historic 26” Clark refractor
View the night sky through a home-built 4” scope
Registration is required. For more information or to register, please send and email to Olivia Patton by clicking Olivia Email . In case of inclement weather, the evening may be shortened and activities would be limited to indoors.