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Learn about astronomy and telescopes at a free event at Rudy County Park Observatory


Astronomers can learn to look up in the sky as the York County Astronomical Society will feature solar and radio astronomy programs and a telescope clinic.

The free public event on Saturday August 20 will take place at the Astronomical Society Observatory at John C. Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Road in East Manchester Township.

The program on solar and radio astronomy will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., while the telescope clinic will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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Radio astronomy is the study of invisible radiated energy in the electromagnetic spectrum under visible light. Society Fellow Kerry Smith will introduce the radio astronomy portion of the event and provide attendees with a glimpse into the future of the Society’s radio astronomy efforts.

Attendees will also be able to view the sun through the company’s solar telescope, as well as view it remotely on a television screen that will be hooked up to a telescope.

The company will also offer a program on How to Buy an Astronomical Telescope. Society members will offer information and advice on how to purchase your first optical astronomical telescope. This presentation will begin at 1 p.m.

If you have a telescope and don’t know how to use it, bring it to the observatory and the society members can help you.

If clear, all activities will proceed as planned. If it is completely cloudy or raining, the indoor astronomical presentation will take place as scheduled. In the event of severe weather, call 717-759-YCAS (9227) for notice of cancellation, or visit the company’s Facebook page at York County Astronomical Society (YCAS).

– Contact Anthony Maenza at [email protected] or @atmaenza on Twitter.

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