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Learn how to use a telescope at the
Leitner Observatory this January
Did you receive a shiny new telescope over the
holidays, but you are not sure how to use it? Or
do you have a telescope that is gathering dust in a

The Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium
will kick off the International Year of Astronomy
2009 with a free, short class on how to get the
most out of an amateur telescope. Dr. Michael
Faison from the Yale Astronomy Department will
explain how telescopes work and give hands-on lessons on how to
find and view the most exciting celestial objects. Bring your own
telescope and get a personal tutorial, or learn how to use one of the
small telescopes at the Leitner Family Observatory. If you are
thinking about buying a telescope, try out several different types and
get advice on which telescope is best for you.

The class will be offered January 7, 8, and 9 in 2009, from 7pm
until about 9pm. Weather permitting, we will set up telescopes
outside on our observing deck for viewing the sky. Each class is
limited to 12 people and is open to all ages. The class is free of

To reserve a space in the class, contact [email protected].
For more information, visit our website at
The Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium is located at 355
Prospect St. in New Haven.
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