Telescopes show only a small area of the night sky. Binoculars, with their wider field of view, let you scan the sky for targets. Also binoculars give you a much better appreciation for how objects relate to one another. They give you a better chance to see patterns in the cosmos. Not realising how much we did not know Steve Tonkin delivered an enthralling and instructive talk based on his vast experience. The result being everyone headed off home to search for those long forgotten ‘BINS’ stored in the cupboard under the stairs.
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