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A Beginner’s Guide to Telescopes


Our Beginner’s Guide to Telescopes workshop is for people considering purchasing their first telescope. This may be for themselves or for a child showing an interest in the wonders of the Tasmanian night sky.


The workshop places a strong emphasis on helping attendees understand the strength and weaknesses of the wide range of choices available and what they will be able to see through the telescope. The workshop is hands-on with a range of beginner’s scopes available for demonstration.


The workshop includes a practical viewing session under the night sky, weather permitting, following the workshop.


The workshop content includes:

  • How telescopes work
  • Types of telescopes, their strengths and weaknesses and what might be suitable for individual needs
  • Telescope mounts
  • Eyepieces and Filters
  • Practical night sky viewing session, weather permitting.


Click here to view dates and times for our next workshop.


Cost: $20.00 per participant with children free
Venue: Mount Pleasant Radio Telescope Observatory, Denholms Road, Cambridge

How to Register:

Click here  to contact our Education and Outreach Coordinator for more information and to register for our next Beginner’s Guide to Telescopes workshop. Please register early as the course is restricted to 10 participants.