4.5″ Celestron Dob (Converted 4.5″ reflector to Dob). Loaned to Sue M. 3/1/17. (Picture not available yet.)
10″ Meade Deep Sky DS-10, f/4.5. Equatorial mount on short pier. 120 volt clock drive with friction clutch drive. Finder rings (no finder scope). Telrad base. Fits only 1.25″ EP or camera. No EPs. (Picture not available yet.) Stored by Ed P.
8″ Orange Tube Celestron SCT, no mount. Stored by Rich D.
(1) Aluminum hard-sided pluck-foam eyepiece/equipment case
(1) Plastic Orion eyepiece case
(1) 26″ Plastic Toolbox with tray and built in storage bins
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.