New amateur astronomer uses 'traveling telescope' to get acquainted with universe
By Richard Zowie— Kathy Weaver has always enjoyed looking at the night sky, but when she was younger, her hobby in astronomy had to wait due to one particular inconvenience.
Growing up in a city with lights, it became too difficult to view the night sky and see anything in clear enough detail.
Weaver, who has been a member of the Hill Country Astronomers for about three years, now has her chance to better enjoy the night sky.
The club loans out to its members, on a monthly basis, a traveling telescope, specifically, an Orion Skywest Intelliscope with an eight-inch lens, donated to the club by Betty and Ross Murphy.
Ryan Behrends, Weaver’s fellow club member, described the telescope as a reflector that gathers light with a mirror.