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EAC to offer class in “Operating the GAO Telescope”

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EAC to offer class in “Operating the GAO Telescope”

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus will offer a short-term class, “Operating the GAO Telescope” (AST 127, section #7999), on March 19, from 6 to 9 p.m., and March 20 from 5 to 10 p.m. Anyone interested in learning how to operate the 20” Tinsley research-grade reflector telescope at Discovery Park Campus is welcome.

The half-credit class will be taught by the same engineers from the Steward Observatory who operate and maintain the Large Binocular Telescope on Mt. Graham. Scholarships will be offered to those who will serve as Saturday night docents at the Discovery Park Campus open house. “Mark your calendars for this unique opportunity,” says Harry Swanson, dean of Discovery Park Campus.

To register for this class, call EAC’s Records and Registration Office at 428-8270, or visit Gila Hank Online at Students age 55 and over qualify for EAC’s Senior Citizen Tuition Scholarship which covers the full cost of in-state tuition. In many cases, current EAC students can add this class to their schedule at no additional cost. Call the College to find out if you can add this class for free.

No books are required for this class. Students should plan to meet at Discovery Park Campus in Safford on the days of the classes.

For more information, contact Harry Swanson or Jackie Madsen at (928) 428-6260.