Holiday Telescope Survival Guide

  The holidays are nearly here. Prismatic bulbs are strung on porches. The radio is saturated with festive tunes. Do you plan on purchasing a telescope? Wait! put down the eggnog! Read this article and prevent yourself from being ripped off this holiday season.   Avoid Stores With Polished Floors & Sliding Doors   YouContinue reading “Holiday Telescope Survival Guide”

How To Buy A Telescope: Part 2

A Clear And Cosmic Future   Now that you made the decision to purchase a telescope—it’s time to consider your objective. What do you expect to get out of your experience? Do you feel like perusing the lunar terrain? Taking a peek at gaseous giants? Exploring the Milky Way? Splitting double-stars? Spying on spirals? PerhapsContinue reading “How To Buy A Telescope: Part 2”

How To Buy a Telescope: Part 1

The Story of Little Jimmy It’s just another trip to S-Mart, the local big box store, as Jimmy and his mother patiently wait for the glass gate to slide open.  A gust of air howls, carrying with it the aroma of floor wax and commerce. At first, Jimmy thought the toy aisle offered nothing new. Continue reading “How To Buy a Telescope: Part 1”