San Juan Stargazers to continue study of Hubble images

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    By Jerry Granok
    Special to The PREVIEW

    On Thursday, April 27, the San Juan Stargazers will meet at the Pagosa Springs Visitor Center on Hot Spring Boulevard at 7 p.m. to continue their study of the Hubble images using the Great Courses video narrated by Professor David Meyer of Northwestern University.

    The Hubble images are not just pretty pictures. Under Meyer’s tutelage, we will continue to find out what those images actually teach us about the universe we live in. The next two topics will be “The Star Factory inside the Eagle Nebula” and the “Cat’s Eye Nebula — A Stellar Demise.”

    Coming up, probably for our May 25 meeting, we will be holding another telescope clinic. If you got a telescope years ago and forgot how to use it, or you were gifted someone else’s telescope and know nothing about it, or you wonder if your telescope is just out of adjustment but don’t know what to do to fix it, or maybe you are thinking of getting a telescope and don’t know what to get, this clinic is for you.

    Let the astronomers with the San Juan Stargazers share their knowledge with you and get you going in a fun and exciting hobby. Check upcoming editions of The PREVIEW for the official announcement of the clinic. Hint: the best telescope is the one you will use and enjoy doing it.

    The San Juan Stargazers are part of the Astronomical League, which includes clubs from all over the U.S. We have a great website, www.SanJuanStargazers.com, as well as an email address, sjstargazers@gmail.com, and a club phone number, 335-8286, to help communicate with the public.

    Meetings are usually the fourth Thursday of the month, but check The PREVIEW calendar for specific information about if, when and where the meeting will be held.