How to Use Your Telescope

Would you like to get the most out of your telescope? Then bring it to the Placer Nature Center and learn how to use it. This class is also designed for those wanting to know more about buying a telescope. Telescope basics are discussed, followed by personal instruction for using one. Following the workshop we put our telescopes to use. Bring a telescope and spare parts, a warm coat and a flashlight.

Admission is $15 and you must sign up in advance with the Placer Nature Center by calling (530) 878-6053.

Directions: Take Hwy 80 to Dry Creek Road (north of Auburn). Exit Hwy 80, head west to the stop sign. Turn left onto Dry Creek Road. Go one-half mile to the next stop sign. Turn right onto Christian Valley Road. Stay on this road to the end, (four miles), go through the gate and turn left. You'll see plenty of signs.