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Astronomy Night: Telescope 101


Fri 12 Oct 2018, 6:30pm–7:30pm

Where: Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, Cnr Queens Drive and Woburn Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: HuttCityLibraries

Please note we have changed the time of this event due to daylight savings.

Want a telescope but don’t know what to get or how to use one?

This introductory session with Antony Gomez, President of the Wellington Astronomical Society, will give you the tools and knowledge to get started!

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.