Radio Show: The Scoop on Scopes

Written by The Night Sky Guy on July 29, 2009 – 2:27 pm -

Coming up on my next CBC Radio One column today (Wednesday) we talk about how to buy and use that first telescope. Are you thinkng of getting a scope for yourself or maybe the kids? Or something lightweight for the country cottage or that trip to a remote, exotic locale? I’ll give you the scoop on scopes. Tune in to the drive-home show between 3 pm and 6 pm on your city’s local CBC Radio One station.

For more info check out these online resources on telescopes:

The Uncluttered Telescope Buyers Guide
Download SkyNews Mag’s Guide to Best Telescope Buys under $ 1000 (PDF) (2002)
Sky & Telescopes Guide to Choosing a Telescope
Astronomy’s Buyers Guide

Some leading telescope manufacturers:

Meade instruments
Celestron

Skywatcher
Orion


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