The York County Astronomical Society will be offering a free new telescope clinic at its observatory at John C. Rudy County Park from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday.

The first night out with a new telescope can be daunting as you try to perform all the initial setup work required. To help get you started properly, the York County Astronomical Society is offering to help you set up your telescope the first time and learn how to use and enjoy it. Bring your telescope and all the items that came with it (including batteries, if required, and the instruction manual).

Society members will check out your telescope, help you align the finder scope, show you how your telescope works, and help you with some initial observations of the sky (clear skies permitting). Afterward, take home a free Star Chart to help you continue your exploration of the nighttime sky.

Dress appropriately for the weather. Call the YCAS Hotline at (717) 578-9109 or check www.ycas.org for more information.