5 Tried and True Fantastic Beginner and Kid Telescopes

5 Beginner and Kids Telescope Recommendations from the OpticsCentral Staff. We consider four important factors that have iconically been valued by our customers when choosing their scopes and put forward our 5 favourite telescopes for kids and beginners that fits those needs!

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Revisiting the OpticsCentral Open Night 2016 in Melbourne

Revisit OpticsCentral Open Night 2016 with us as we contemplate the great family-friendly night we had with telescopes, ASV, Saxon and Celestron, goodie bags, raffles and more!

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Easy Guide for Getting Binoculars for the First Time

Overwhelmed by all the information on the internet about choosing the perfect pair of birdwatching binoculars? All you wanted to do is to identify and observe birds from far away […]

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What we know about Proxima B so far

Photo credit: ESO “The potential [of life] is there. I’d say we haven’t found any reason why life couldn’t be there yet.” – Coughlin, a SETI astronomer working with NASA’s […]

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Celebrating National Science Week 2016 - Final Day - Supertasters!

It’s the last day of our Celebrating National Science Week experiments. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed writing them. This final experiment is very different from […]

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Celebrating National Science Week Day 8 - Looking at Hair

The end of the National Science Week celebration is soon coming. However the last experiments are well worth the wait. For today’s experiment, we will be conducting one of the most […]

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Celebrating National Science Week Day 7 - Make Your Own Solar System

It’s almost the end of the National Science Week activities. In yesterday’s article, Fruits Magnified, fruits were the main subject being studied in detail under a stereo microscope. What we […]

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Celebrating National Science Week Day 6 - Fruits Magnified

Fruits Magnified Magnifying glasses, stereo or digital microscopes are very easy to use, interesting to play with and equally rewarding. There is a vast range of things people usually look […]

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Celebrating National Science Week Day 5 - What's in the Water?

What’s in the Water? Did you know that 71% of the Earth’s surface is water? We see it everywhere – lakes, rivers, beaches, and countless more places. However, the water […]

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Celebrating National Science Week Day 4 - Moon Phases

Find out why the Moon appears different on different nights of a month and the names of the eight Moon Phases. This topic works great as simple general knowledge and is also one of the fundamentals of getting into lunar observation. Read now!

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