Hot Springs Village resident Jay Williams will present an evening course on STARGAZING 101. Jay has been an avid stargazer for 15 years and has been a member of the Hot Springs Village Stargazer club and is currently its President.
His presentation will cover some basic astronomy facts to enable a novice to understand the movements of the Earth relative to the moon, sun, and stars. He will cover observing celestial bodies with the naked eye, binoculars, and small telescopes such as those that will be available for checkout from the Garland County Library.
He will also cover star charts and demonstrate how to use them to locate various objects in the sky. He will provide a chart for the current month and review some of the objects that can be observed. He will also review some of the new apps that are available for cell phones, tablets, and computers for little or no charge.
A question and answer session will follow as time permits.