It is again that time of year. We are planning our gifts for the holidays. Some of you are likely considering buying a telescope for yourself or someone else. We want to ensure that you don’t end up with a telescope that sits in a corner unused, gathering dust.
At the observatory we have a handout that helps avoid some of the pitfalls in purchasing a telescope, and I want to share a few highlights with you.
- Telescopes are not inexpensive. You truly do get what you pay for. It is better to buy binoculars than to buy an inexpensive, poorly made telescope.
- Talk to astronomers, either at the observatory or at the North Houston Astronomy Club. They can share their experience, knowledge and opinions.
Come join us on public night at the Insperity Observatory on the first Friday each month, from sunset to 10 p.m.: humbleisd.net/observatory.