Telescopes are wonderful!
They let you peer into the vast unknown and see stars, planets, nebula and galaxies far, far away.
Out in space, there are some beautiful things to see. The Moon is great because it’s our closest neighbour and it’s big and bright. Nebulae are almost ghostly with their gaseous surroundings and star clusters will blow you away with their sparkling brilliance.
Telescopes come in many different sizes. The Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and the Orion Nebula and are terrific to see with smaller telescopes. To see the more distant and fainter objects such as galaxies and other nebulae, you might find you need a telescope with a larger mirror. The larger the mirror, the more light you can gather which makes it easier to see fainter objects.
Start with what you already have though. I have a telescope with a 9.25 inch mirror. I’ll let you know what I can see with my telescope.
Want to know how to get the best out of your telescope?
We have telescope classes all through the year. It’s a great place to learn how to use a telescope or to figure out which one to buy.
We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly community of Stargazers & Astronomy Lovers where we thrive on making learning about the galaxy easy & fun!