How to become a backyard astronomer

DOWNEY - The Columbia Memorial Space Center will lead a discussion on telescopes and astrophotography Feb. 23 at 1 p.m.One of the easiest ways to be involved in astronomy is to go outside and look up, but you may want a telescope and you may want to take images with a telescope. But what should you buy and how do you do it? Space center will discuss how to become a backyard astronomer and the equipment needed. For more details, call the space center at (562) 231-1200 or log on to

********** Published: January 31, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 42