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Great Telescope


Great scope for amateur exploration of the cosmos.  Simple to use Dobsonian makes mount makes tracking objects as the earth rotates simple and easy to do by hand.  While not intended for serious research because, if your goal is to engage students with the heavens, this scope is an excellent choice.

RATED 4.7/5 STARS  "A must have for any armchair astronomer and is even fun for kids too!" says THAD R. ALSO... "I purchased this book a few month's ago, & have thoroughly enjoyed it. ... The information is easy to understand, the subject matter, examples & pictures are great. Highly recommended!" John M. Burns


RATED 4.7/5 STARS: "The absolute best guide in star gazing. This 'roadmap' of Deep Space, will enhance any amateur astronomer's viewing of deep space phenomena. It has excellent info on current technology and the best selection of deep space objects I have ever seen... Don't go outside without it!" David A. Gautafson 

RATED 3.3/5 STARS: Radio astronomy projects are generally more difficult to do than optical astronomy. This book provides an excellent guide for students who want to take on the challenge.  Mentor guidance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.   


The best way to get young people into the great adventure that is science is to give them the tools, the techniques, and the encouragement they need to make authentic discoveries themselves.  

LabRats provides all three during our meetings.  But, your student(s) can't achieve their greatest potential as a citizen scientist unless they have access to the essential tools of discovery at home.  

Our purpose in creating these pages is to provide you with specific recommendations for products you may wish to purchase to support your children's interest in a particular field of STEM.  

Most parents have no idea what needs a budding citizen scientist is likely to have, or how to select products that meet those needs.  So, to make your life easier, we have tired to identify the specific needs that the citizen scientists in your life may have, and then pair each need with a specific product that we feel is an outstanding value.  

Please note that, as a participant in the Amazon Associate's Program,  LabRats does receive a small commission on each product sold, and those commissions go directly to support our program.  However, we do not not officially endorse any products or brands except our own.  

We hope you find this to be a helpful resource. And we deeply appreciate your support of the LabRats Science Education Program!

Dr. Shawn

Executive Director

We will respond to you request as soon as possible. 

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