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Are you considering buying a telescope as a gift this holiday season or for yourself? If you are, you probably have questions before you make a purchase. The Prairie Astronomy Club can help answer those questions.

The club will include a presentation on "How to Buy a Telescope" at its monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Hyde Observatory in Holmes Park. The presentation will go over basic information to know before buying a telescope:

• Types of telescopes;

• Types of mounts;

• Buying on a budget;

• What telescopes enable you to see; and

• Getting help using your telescope.

Following the presentation, club members will be available to meet with you one-on-one to answer questions. The club will have different types of telescopes on display. Weather permitting, some of the telescopes may be moved outside for you to look through.

There is no charge for the session, and all monthly meetings for the Prairie Astronomy Club are open to the public. More details: jim.kvasnicka@yahoo.com or 402-525-0179.

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