8″ f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with equatorial yoke mount. Includes 8x50mm finder scope, Telrad, tripod and (8) D-cell battery pack. Includes 32mm, 10mm eyepieces and a 1.8X Barlow lens. Requires approximate polar alignment. Not a go-to mount. Tracks objects that you locate. Good balance of aperture, size and weight. Good for moon, planets and brighter deep sky objects. Training session available.
Heidi’s Night at McCormick Observatory March 29, 2019
The Charlottesville Astronomical Society will hold its Heidi’s Night Activity for students grades 4 – 12 and parents interested in Astronomy on Friday, March 29th from 8:00 to 9:30 pm at the McCormick Observatory on the grounds of the University of Virginia. The event honors the memory CAS member Heidi Winter, former executive secretary to the Director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, who passed away in 2012. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in four activities during the evening. These include:
A laser tour of the night sky
A classroom activity
Viewing the night sky though the historic 26” Clark refractor
View the night sky through a home-built 4” scope
Registration is required. For more information or to register, please click here to email Steve Layman. In case of inclement weather, the evening may be shortened and activities would be limited to indoors.