Practical astronomy made simple

I have learnt so much today. The information just flows out of Melanie! I couldn't believe how quickly the day went. Student from Practical Astronomy one-day workshop

Many astronomy enthusiasts are thoroughly put-off when attempting to set up their first telescope. I’ve developed this course to bust any ideas that astronomy is hard work, and to make it easy and accessible for all.

Students on this one-day course will be learning how to set up and use a simple telescope; how to balance, align, and collimate the scope to get the best out of it. We’ll also be looking at planispheres, star charts and sky guides, and learning that you don’t even need a telescope to get into astronomy. Plus, we’ll be using hacks including a broomstick and the nose on your face to get the most out of using binoculars suitable for astronomy.

And finally, we’ll be looking at the plethora of digital assistants available to help us find interesting things in the night sky.

I’m really looking forward to it!

Course: Practical Astronomy Workshop
Venue: Heathfield Community College, Cade Street, Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 8RJ
Date: Saturday 27t April 2019
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £66
Booking: ACRES, Tel: 01825 761820, Email:

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