Telescopes


 

Please watch this instructional video first, then take the telescope quiz on the right

Successful completion of quiz is

required to check out a telescope

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you ever wonder what those celestial constellations, mysterious black holes, and Milky Way contain? Would you like to learn how to use a telescope? The Geauga Skywatchers Club is a hands on-anything but boring-club geared towards ages 12-17 (but we're not excluding anyone). Classes are taught by members of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society. Join us for a fun-filled scientific journey studying the cosmos and the universe. 

The club was founded by Burton Public Library,¬†Geauga County Public Library, the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society, the Foundation for Geauga Parks, and Geauga Park District. While the club is geared toward a 6 ‚Äď 12 grade audience, meetings are open to anyone interested in astronomy and will be held at various library locations in GCPL and BPL, as well as Geauga Park District‚Äôs Observatory Park.¬†

The Foundation for Geauga Parks has graciously supplied telescopes for the club that will be available for checkout at GCPL and BPL. The Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society will supply teaching members with expertise and equipment. And Geauga Park District will supply teaching members/naturalists John Kolar and Chris Mentrek, as well as its observatories and planetarium at Observatory Park. Both library systems will provide meeting space, books, and related materials. 

Upcoming Meetings: 

February 3, 6:30PM, Middlefield Library: "Hubble at 28 -Answers (and Questions) from the Hubble Space Telescope" 

March 2, 6:30PM, Chardon Library: "Geocentrism: A Springboard to Copernicus" 

April 6, 6:30PM, Bainbridge Library: "The Moon" 

May 4, 6:30PM, Geauga West Library: "Astrolabes -Learn about the Oldest Multifunction Computer' Part I"

June 1, 6:30PM, Geauga West Library: "Astrolabes -Learn about the Oldest Multifunction Computer' Part II"

July 6, 6:30PM, Chardon Library:
 "In the Beginning - The Early Space Program" 

August 3, 6:30PM, Burton Libray: "Eclipse - Saros Cycles of Eclipses"

September 14, 6:30PM - Middlefield Library - "Sky Maps And Apps: Finding Your Way Around The Sky" 

 

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