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Make your own first telescope for less than twenty bucks


Astronomy is a science; and one of the great things about this science is that you can make your own instrument to enjoy stargazing with. And you can enjoy the hobby without breaking the bank. Amazon has this neat little telescope making kit. So after dinner you can make the scope and wait for the sun to set then take it out and enjoy it. Learn about lenses, optics and astronomy all in one nice little project.




Science Fair Telescope Making Kit. Includes Cardboard Tubes and Lenses. 6x

Ideal for home projects and science fairs!Custom color-coded high precision paper tubing combines with a glass lens to create a genuine telescope in this easy to assemble kit. With step-by-step instructions, the kit leads you through construction of an actual telescope to view images upside down, just like in real telescopes. Assembled size: 14"L.


Cardboard Galilean Style Telescope Building Kit

This kit can be supplied assembled or in pieces for young hands to construct as a fun learning tool.

The kit comes with: (2) telescoping tubes, (1) positive lens, (1) negative lens, (2) end caps, and an instruction page.

The telescope assembles in about five minutes and is ready to use. There is no glue needed, kit can be dissembled and reassembled. The magnification is approximately 3X, and the view is right side up. Closed, the telescope has a length of 10.25", while fully extended it measures 15.25". The larger of the two tubes has an outside diameter of approximately 1.67", and the smaller is 1.44" in diameter.