October 27, 2018, 10 am until 3 pm–The Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) Commission is repeating the first of 2 MSRO training sessions for those who missed the first session. The training will be held at the Wilderness Branch of the Orange County Library at 6421 Flat Run Road in Locust Grove, VA. The MSRO is an advanced, state-of-the-art small telescope observatory that can be remotely operated over the Internet from your home computer.
This session introduces the MSRO equipment and operations and includes a field trip to the observatory, which is just 3 miles from the library. The training is also available online via a webinar with the details for the connection posted on the RAC Facebook page prior to the event.
A second session, date to be determined, will address how to do observations based on your specific observing program. Equipment troubleshooting techniques will also be presented.
The training is free to current members of the Rappahannock Astronomy Club ( RAClub.org ) and to new members joining to take advantage of this training opportunity. The training sessions will be conducted by MSRO Director, Dr. Myron Wasiuta, and MSRO Assistant Director, Jerry Hubbell.
If you plan to attend and/or have questions, please email MSRO@raclub.org