It is a new year, and some of you may have received a new telescope for the holidays. Many of you may be a bit stuck on how to set it up and how to use it. This is an opportunity for you and your family to overcome that hurdle and use it. Your local astronomy club, the North Houston Astronomy Club, is having a telescope workshop beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 in room B-102 at Lone Star College-Montgomery, north of The Woodlands, off of Highway 242. There will be sessions for different types of telescopes, and will cover everything from buying a telescope, putting it together and collimating it, to finding objects in the night sky. Bring your telescope (if you have one), your questions and snacks. Drinks will be provided. For more information, maps and directions visit the Insperity Observatory website at humbleisd.net/observatory.

By Dr. Aaron B. Clevenson
Observatory Director, Insperity Observatory

Aaron Clevenson
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I am the observatory director at the Insperity Observatory in Humble ISD. I am also an adjunct astronomy professor at Lone Star College-Montgomery where I teach solar system astronomy and stars and galaxies astronomy. I am the author of the astronomy textbook, “Astronomy for Mere Mortals.” I am a past president of the North Houston Astronomy Club, and was the chair of Astronomy Day in Southeast Texas in 2015 and 2016. He is an observing program director with The Astronomical League, coordinates their Master Observer Progression Awards, and has authored six of their observing programs.

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