Beginner’s Guide to Observing the Night Sky (Liverpool) | Mon 9 Apr PDF Print E-mail

On Any Night—Take a Journey to the Farthest Reaches of the Universe

A Beginner’s Guide to Observing the Night Sky

The Astor Theatre, P.O. Box 1148, 219 Main St., Liverpool, Nova Scotia, B0T 1K0

Monday 9 April — 8:00 pm show — 9:30 pm night sky observing if clear

Host, Tony Schellinck will show you how, with minimal training and investment you can start to find deep sky objects (DSOs) in the night sky. Using photographs he has taken of the stars, he will take you on a tour of the night sky and then show you how to use binoculars and small telescopes to find a galaxy, planets and their moons, nebula, open clusters and globular clusters. Viewing the night sky will never be the same again. If you have binoculars please bring them to the show as you will be able to practice finding deep sky objects while in the theatre. Tony has binoculars to borrow during the show if you do not have a pair to bring.

If the weather cooperates, after the show we will go out to a darkish place nearby and find these objects and constellations in the night sky using binoculars.

Admission is a $5 donation to the Astor Theatre. Recommended minimum age is 12.


Christmas Tree Cluster