Holiday Party and Telescope Clinic
The return of the Madison Astronomical Society’s annual Holiday Party and Telescope Clinic.
Do you have a telescope that’s giving you problems? Has it been gathering dust in your closet instead of giving great views of the moon and planets? Are you stuck and can’t get to the next step? Our experts can help you diagnose the issues and get it figured out. Bring your telescope to this meeting and we’ll take a look at it with you.
Also, feel free to bring a holiday snack to share with the group. Cookies, brownies or other finger foods preferred.
There will be a short presentation by John Wunderlin, co-founder of the Iowa County Astronomers:
Title: So You Want To Buy a Telescope?
John will share his thoughts on telescope gear after almost 20 years in the hobby
John Wunderlin has been an active amateur astronomer for nearly 20 years. He co-founded the Iowa County Astronomers club in Dodgeville, Wisconsin and estimates that more than 5000 people have looked through his telescopes at outreach events over the years. He was an avid astrophotographer spending every clear night in his backyard observatory for a decade but since moving to Madison in 2014 has mostly stuck to weekend visual excursions with his 10″ Dobsonian. John founded his Spike-a.com astronomy business bringing the first commercial Bahtinov focusing masks and other astrophotography gear to the public in 2008.
This meeting will take place in-person at our usual Space Place classroom location. It will also be streamed live to our Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCapyLmVtazhO6gB3dRjrjlQ.