Terry McComas, member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), demonstrates how a star finder tool works during part one of the two-part Astronomer Series at the Yarrow Library on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Astronomy buff shines light on star gazing at library series in Chilliwack

Terry McComas with Royal Astronomical Society of Canada gives tips on how to observe the night sky

Have you ever wondered if you are looking at a planet or a star? What can you see with the naked eye, a set of binoculars? Do you need any special equipment to view the sky in your backyard?

Terry McComas, member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), will answer these questions and share his expertise of stargazing techniques, telescope best practices, and astronomy essentials.

He was at the Yarrow Library Saturday for part one in the library’s two-part Astronomer Series, educating guests and provide them with sound advice on how the beginner can start observing the night sky right away.

Session Two is set for Thursday, Feb. 7 (6:30 to 7:30 p.m.) at the Yarrow Library. There will be a presentation and (weather permitting) you will go out and do some actual looking at the universe.

Telescopes will be provided, all you have to do is bring along your curiosity. Open to all ages.

The Fraser Valley Regional Libraries currently owns 70 telescopes which rotate through its 25 locations. Anyone can check out a Telescope Kit, but there is currently a wait list.

For more, visit fvrl.bc.ca.


 

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