This month meeting will be help at the usual place and time. That is Wednesday 6th of June at Space Place/ Carter Observatory.
This month’s meeting will contain the following:
1. Night sky in June
2. Astronomy News
3. Main talk at 8:00 pm
Telescope 101 – Antony Gomez
Want a telescope but don’t know what to get or have no idea how to use it? This introductory session will give you the tools and knowledge to get started! We will be looking at different telescopes (reflective and refractive), types of lenses, how telescopes differ and what objects in the sky are best to look at. There will be telescopes on show if you want have a look at the different types. You are welcome to bring your own telescope along if you are having difficulty in using it.
Antony is the current President of the Wellington Astronomical Society. As a child he looked up at the stars but it wasn’t till 2000 that he had his first look through a telescope. Now he is passionate about promoting Astronomy through public outreach and education, showing others the wonders of the night sky. He has a keen interest in the physical sciences, especially in quantum physics and cosmology, which looks at the birth of the Universe and its ultimate fate. As a past scientist working in climate change, he has spent a short time in Antarctica, visited the Keck and other big telescopes on the top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.