Nurturing Lifelong Interest in Light, Optics & Astronomy
The Galileoscope is a high-quality telescope kit created by astronomers, optical engineers, and science educators. Because it was produced and distributed by volunteers, it is still available at low cost to support science education worldwide. Hundreds of thousands of kits are already in use in more than 100 countries.
The Galileoscope Kit includes everything you need to build your own refracting telescope.
While assembling the kit, which requires no tools or adhesives, you can learn basic optical concepts, including how lenses form images. With your completed 2-inch-diameter, 25- to 50-power telescope, you can enjoy sharp views of lunar craters and mountains, Jupiter and its moons, and Saturn’s rings. The kit is augmented with free, standards-based optics-education and observing activities, available in multiple languages. The Galileoscope is suitable for students of all ages from 8 to 88!
Use the menu at right to get all the details on the Galileoscope and to download activity guides and other useful resources.