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Explore the Night Sky with These Telescopes

Cute young girl stargazing at night with a telescope, she is looking away: imagination and childhood concept

If you have a child who’s always looking up at the sky, then a telescope is a smart gift for them. They can use a telescope to identify constellations, explore planets or even catch the International Space Station as it orbits around the Earth 16 times a day. We’re rounding up some of the top telescopes to help spark your child’s love of space.

This easy-to-assemble telescope comes with two eyepieces, a 3x Barlow lens and a finderscope. There’s also an adjustable tripod, zenith mirror and a convenient carrying bag.

This telescope also comes with a 3X Barlow lens and two eyepieces for magnification from 15X to 150X. You’ll also get a phone mount, Bluetooth wireless remote and a carrying bag.

We like that this telescope doesn’t require any tools to set up and also comes with a manual to get little ones started on their space education. You’ll get a 3X Barlow lens and a finderscope with a mounting bracket.

We like that this compact tabletop telescope comes with a full-color learning guide to teach children even more about the moon.

This telescope comes with 24 pre-loaded NASA images and is accompanied by 240 facts and quizzes to get kids interested in space. Content is narrated by Emily Calandrelli.

Expert Commentary

I personally wish I had a telescope growing up. Even the most basic options reveal so much more in the night sky than what you can see with the naked eye. These kids’ options are great for getting your child interested in astronomy while also teaching them about the proper use and care of this equipment.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


About The Author

Dorian Smith-Garcia

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. She is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, consumer goods, and tech. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.


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