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Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes

October 29, 2015 | Press Release from Land Between The Lakes

The Golden Pond Planetarium and West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers present Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes following the 5pm evening planetarium program Saturday, November 14, in the Golden Pond Visitor Center. The presentation is free and open to the public.

“This is a perfect opportunity to meet people with similar interests and learn how to use telescopes and binoculars to view the moon and stars. Plenty of experts from the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers club will be available to offer assistance,” said Planetarium Manager, Rob Milner.

This program introduces various binoculars and telescopes, and teaches basic skills required to use them. Visitors can bring their own telescopes to learn how to use them better. Binoculars and telescopes will be available for purchase at the Golden Pond Gift Shop. Visitors are welcome to stay and observe at the observatory with the astronomy club after the presentation, weather permitting.

The evening planetarium show, Earth, Moon & Sun, starts at 5pm. Admission for the planetarium show:  $5 ages 13 and up; $3 ages 5-12; free ages 4 and under. The Choosing and Using Binoculars and Telescopes program begins at 6pm in the lobby of the Golden Pond Visitor Center following the evening planetarium show and is free of charge.

Information about the event can be found at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/choosing-and-using-binoculars-and-telescopes/ or by calling the Golden Pond Visitor Center at 270-924-2233. Learn more about the Western Kentucky Amateur Astronomers club at http://wkaa.net/.

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000. For more information on the Friends of Land Between The Lakes, log on to www.friendsoflbl.org. To subscribe to the official electronic newsletter, send an email to LBLinfo@fs.fed.us. Land Between The Lakes official Twitter accounts include @LBLScreechOwl,@LBLNature, @LBLHomeplace, and @LandBtwnLakes, and Pinterest www.pinterest.com/lblnra. Photos are available on Flickr for downloading athttps://www.flickr.com/photos/lblkytn/sets.

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