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4/12/2013

Learn to operate the GAO telescope at Discovery Park Campus

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[Click Image to Enlarge] Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus will offer a short-term class, “Operating the GAO Telescope” (pictured), on April 18, from 6 to 9 p.m., and April 19, from 5 to 10 p.m. Anyone interested in learning how to operate the 20” Tinsley research-grade reflector telescope at Discovery Park Campus is welcome. [Contributed photo]
 

By Jasmine Brown

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus will offer a two-evening class, “Operating the GAO 20 Telescope” (AST 127, section #7999), on April 18, from 6 to 9 p.m., and April 19, from 5 to 10 p.m. at Discovery Park. Anyone 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.

For more information, contact Anger at (928) 428-6260. To register for this class, call EAC’s Records and Registration Office at 428-8270, or visit Gila Hank Online at www.eac.edu. Students age 55 and over qualify for EAC’s Senior Citizen Tuition Scholarship which covers the full cost of in-state tuition. In many cases, current EAC students can add this class to their schedule at no additional cost. Call the College 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.

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