TAAS ASTRONOMY 101
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 – 6:00PM
REGENER HALL, UNM CAMPUS
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
“TELESCOPE BASICS” -STEVE SNIDER
This presentation will cover the three main types of telescopes–refractors, reflectors and catadioptrics…their histories, the light paths for each type and will go over the pros-and-cons of each one.
He will also explain the types of telescope mounts–alt-azimuth and equatorial–and give the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
Snider will end the presentation with advice for those who are thinking about purchasing a telescope and take questions, if time remains.