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9/13/2015

EAC to offer class on “Operating the GAO Telescope”

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[Click Image to Enlarge] EAC to offer class on “Operating the GAO Telescope”
 

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus will offer a two-evening class, “Operating the GAO 20-inch Telescope,” (AST 127, section #7999), on September 17, from 6 to 9 p.m., and September 18, from 5 to 10 p.m. at Discovery Park Campus. Anyone who is interested is welcome to sign up.

The one-credit class will be taught by the same engineers from the Steward Observatory who operate and maintain the Large Binocular Telescope on Mt. Graham. Scholarships will be offered to those who will volunteer as Saturday night docents at the Discovery Park Campus open house. “Mark your calendars for this unique opportunity,” says Paul Anger, director of Discovery Park Campus.

To register for this class, call EAC’s Records and Registration Office at 428-8270, or visit Gila Hank Online at www.eac.edu. Arizona residents age 55 and over can take this class for free. In many cases, current EAC students can add this class to their schedule at no additional cost. Call the College at (928) 428-8270 to find out if you can add this class for free.

No books are required for this class. Students should plan to meet at Discovery Park Campus in Safford on the days of the classes. For more information, contact Anger at (928) 428-6260.

–30– Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus will offer a short-term class, “Operating the GAO Telescope” (pictured), on September 17, from 6 to 9 p.m., and September 18, from 5 to 10 p.m. Anyone interested in learning how to operate the 20-inch Tinsley research-grade reflector telescope at Discovery Park Campus is welcome. [Contributed photo]