San Juan Stargazers welcome all telescope owners


By Patrick Hasenbuhler

Special to The PREVIEW

Do you have a telescope in your closet or think you may want to buy one to view the incredibly beautiful night skies of Pagosa? Or, perhaps you’ve wondered about that bright star that can be seen in the evening and early morning sky? The San Juan Stargazers Astronomy Club can help you.

At the next club meeting on Feb. 25, we will be looking at the three basic types of telescopes used to view the night sky. They are: the lensed or refractor (first used to view the night sky by Galileo), the mirror or reflector (invented by Sir Isaac Newton) and one that is becoming more and more popular, the Schmidt Cassegrain (a combination of the two). You do not have to be a member of the San Juan Stargazers or own a telescope to come to the meeting. Everyone between the ages of 6 and 96-plus who wants to learn more about astronomy is welcome.

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