Articles about Telescopes and Astronomy

Telescope Buying Guides

  • Christmas is just around the corner! If you are thinking about buying someone a telescope as a gift, but you have no idea what to buy, I have an article showing you what telescope to get! And I have it broken down by price for you. How to Buy a Telescope as a Christmas Present
  • We are losing the night sky - Light pollution, and regular pollution are getting worse. Read my article about this problem and what you should do.
  • How to take pictures of the sun with a small telescope - I show you how to do it with just about any type of digital camera and any type of small telescope.
  • Advice when buying a telescope on craigslist - You can get a great deal but there are some things to look out for! I give you solid advice on the types of telescopes, general price guidelines and what to look out for.
  • A Guide to Buying Used Telescopes - I have 5 tips for getting a used telescope and some places where you can buy them
  • Good Telescopes for Beginners - I give you three recommendations for good telescopes with value and explain the benefits. I look at the different makers of telescopes and the different types. If you are a beginner trying to figure out which telescope you should buy this guide will help.
  • A Guide to telescopes for kids - Solid advice on what to look for and how much to spend.
  • How to Buy A Telescope - I lay out some basic information and some basic facts that will help you make a good telescope buying decision - one that is based on your wants, needs, skill levels and budget.
  • The Telescope Nerd's Guide to buying a telescope on Amazon.
    THere are thousands of telescopes on amazon. Which ones are the better choice? I dispel the confusion and give you some great advice including specific telescopes. Will's Guide to Buying a Telescope on Amazon


Astronomers and Their Telescopes


About Telescopes and Accessories



How to do astronomy and use telescopes

More Telescope and Astronomy Stuff

Specific Telescopes and Manufacturers Information


Telescope Making Articles


Famous Astronomers and Telescope Makers

  • Who Invented the First telescope? Some new evidence shows us telescopes were around sooner than we think.
  • William Herschel - He discovered Uranus, put together a massive list of nebulae (over 2500 objects) and built a telescope that was forty feet long.
  • James Gregory - The inventor of the first reflector or Gregorian Telescope
  • Johannes Kepler -Mathematician, astronomer and Optician. He invented a type of telescope and changed how we view the orbit of planets around the sun.



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