Galilean Telescopes


Ages : 10+

What can you do with it?
  • Make a telescope with two interchangeable objectives and two interchangeable eyepieces, giving 4 combinations: 4x, 6x, 6.66 x and 10x.
  • Understand the optics of a Galilean telescope
  • Understand the differences between a Galilean, a Keplerian and a Newtonian telescope.

Connection with curriculum:
  • Lenses, Convex and Concave lenses, image formation by a single lens
  • Image formation in a Galilean telescope
  • Stars, constellations and planets.

Skills Required:
  • Cutting. Requires use of a paper cutter. Adult supervision may be needed.

Price: Rs 1000


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