FREE Pre-Holiday Telescope Demonstration
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 from 10am to 3pm
Stop in and see different kinds of telescopes close up and in person! Knowledgeable, friendly amateur astronomers will set up their scopes and stay to answer all your questions about what you can see through telescopes, how much they cost, how beginners can get started, or any other astro-topic you'd like to talk about. Admission to the lobby is free.
Saturday Night Telescope Viewing
The telescope is open Saturday nights from dark till about 10pm when weather in downtown Rochester is favorable and volunteer telescope operators are available. Climb 60 steps at the back of the planetarium to view the sky through a 12.5-inch diameter reflecting telescope operated by knowledgeable volunteers from the Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy of Science, the leading local astronomy club. Admission is free.
Before coming, please call the planetarium box office after 7:30pm to confirm the telescope is open: 585.697.1945.
For more about telescope viewing and amateur astronomy, visit a meeting of the astronomy club. This exceptionally friendly group welcomes beginners. Visit them at www.rochesterastronomy.org.