You might remember ads for Dell computers in which a guy tells his friends this exciting news that they’re about to get their computer by saying, “Hey, you’re buying Dell!” It was a great series, but it reflects young people’s enthusiasm for anything new, especially new machines.
So when it comes time to get your kids’ first telescopes, you’ll want to make sure it’s the right thing to do. There are a number of reasons why you should seriously consider what this entry-level telescope should look like. This might be your child’s first experience with a real telescope.
They may have a healthy and thriving love for astronomy due to their family trips to the country to see meteor showers or just gaze at the stars. And you might have piqued their interest by showing you how to improve the binoculars experience or even allowing them to play around with your telescope.
But this is a great moment. You want them to “team up” with this first telescope like I did and have fun using the power of the telescope to do things with your love of astronomy that you wouldn’t have done before. The reasons for being careful in your selection are many, including …
* The telescope is a great step in the hobby of astronomy. If they are wrong, frustration may cause them to lose interest in the machine and field of study.
* Babies have a short attention span. This novice telescope wants to take them from their place to the next level while giving them those rewarding moments to discover new things in the stars every time they use them.
* It must be a tough team. Children don’t always know how to handle precise equipment. Therefore, a starting telescope should have good “support wheels”.
* It should be their teacher even when they don’t know they are in school. A good telescope for beginners, accompanied by stimulating documents written for children only, will stimulate their enthusiasm and use it to teach them to work hard to reach new heights in their search for knowledge about the stars.
Much about how this first telescope was acquired will depend on your experience in astronomy. If this is your passion and you have developed completely cutting edge knowledge about telescopes over the years, you are not only well equipped to make that decision, but you will be there to guide them as you start using them.
But if you just encourage them for a great hobby that you weren’t deeply involved in, congratulations in the first place. You give them a wonderful gift not only of knowledge but also of love for astronomy and natural wonders. But you also need help. So here are some quick tips.
* Find a fan of astronomy. They are easy to find at local hobby stores, astronomy clubs, and university associations. They will help you enthusiastically.
* Look at the telescope you are thinking of through your eyes. It should not be too complicated. You don’t get anything to scare them.
* Do not buy a game. Your kids will notice the difference.
* Ensure that you can grow and expand as your knowledge expands.
If you put the right starting telescope into good consideration, your kids will be more excited than ever for a gift. Don’t be surprised if you hear someone shout, “Dude, you’ve got a telescope!”