telescopes

Top 10 Telescopes for Kids (2019 Picks)

It’s getting into the Christmas season, and people are starting to think about presents. We made up this list of telescopes (and a binocular) with kids of between about 5 and 10 in mind.

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Mars Opposition - July 27th 2018

  What is the Mars Opposition? This July, Mars gears up to be Earth’s best friend as it becomes its red shiny neighbour. Known as the opposition, it’ll have stargazer […]

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Perth

Great Starter Reading Kit for Perth Amateur Astronomers. Find out great places to observe near Perth, WA, list of amateur astronomy societies and some handy travel-friendly scopes.

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Spotting scopes or Telescopes front cover

Why do people choose spotting scopes over land viewing telescopes? Spotting scopes, the perfect cross between a telescope and a pair of binoculars in terms of magnifying powers. Why choose […]

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How To Do A Polar Alignment In The Southern Hemisphere

Through this guide, we hope to illustrate how to polar align your telescope in the Southern Hemisphere so you can do it with ease.

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Perth Observatory

You can’t predict how much you will like astronomy. This is a very common dilemma for our customers who are unsure about whether they should buy the more expensive scope, the […]

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Telescopes For Land Viewing

“I need a telescope that I can use to look at ships, and see wildlife” We are emailed this question quite so often we thought we might write a bit about […]

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The Moon Phase Cycle (Explained with Oreo Cookies)

This infographic offers a simple and friendly explanation of Moon Phases with the help of Oreo Cookies! I can’t think of a better way to learn about Moon Phases… by […]

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Been thinking about the types of telescopes suitable for little children. The more I think about it, the lesser sense it makes to try and classify telescopes in that way. […]

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