Celestron Firstscope Telescope
|The FirstScope is ideal for young children wanting to catch a glimpse of the moon's craters and more. |
The Celestron FirstScope is the perfect little starter telescope for young children. The FirstScope will allow you to introduce children to the hobby without spending a lot of money. Its three-inch Newtonian optics anf two standard eyepieces are more than enough to reveal both the craters of the moon and the rings of Saturn, provided there is some adult supervision on hand to help point the way. For the modest price of this instrument you may just launch an interest that will last a lifeftime.
Named Official Product of International Year of Astronomy 2009, FirstScope pays tribute to the men and women who brought us one step closer to understanding the universe around us!
In 1609, world-renowned Italian scientist, Galileo Galilei, introduced an elementary telescope to the growing astronomy community which sparked interest into the mysterious night sky for centuries to come. Four centuries later, in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, Celestron offers the portable FirstScope Telescope. The FirstScope pays tribute to Galileo Galilei and many of history’s most notable astronomers and scientists by displaying their names around the optical tube. We honor the contributions of these men and women, who brought us one step closer to understanding the universe around us.