Speaker Night – John A. Read
November 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Nova Scotia author and astronomer John A. Read as we explore:
- The three most popular RASC certificate programs.
- Using a finder and a star map, to find the required targets (star hopping 101).
- How to use that department store telescope sitting in your closet (we’ll explore three types).
- Using John’s stargazing books to track your progress and earn these RASC certificates.
John A. Read is a telescope operator at the Burke-Gaffney Observatory and a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).
In 2020, he graduated with an undergraduate degree in astrophysics from Saint Mary’s University and was presented with the RASC’s Simon Newcomb award for his collection of astronomy books for beginner observers.
His latest book, 110 Things to See With a Telescope, (a tour of the Messier objects), was released in August of this year.
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