From 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM, before our September 20, 2016 monthly meeting and lecture, the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers will hold a Observing Basics session in Building 211 in the Presidio. We will have a variety of telescopes and associated equipment, binoculars and star charts set up and will answer questions regarding their operation and use. This session is intended for new members to the SFAA who would like to know starting points about amateur astronomical observing, or may recently have purchased binoculars or a telescope and what they should consider for next steps. Although designed for new members, the session is open to all who attend and are interested. SFAA President’s remarks and announcements begin at 7:45 PM and the lecture starts at 8:00 PM.