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Telescope for Kids


Telescope is a device that permits distant and faint objects to be viewed as if they were much brighter and closer to the observer. It is typically used to observe the skies. Telescopes are the fundamental research instruments that enable astronomers to tackle scientific questions about the universe.
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How Telescopes Work - Ways to Gather Light
Grade: 6 - 12
Learn how a telescope works.

Physics - Spherical and Parabolic Mirrors
Grade: 6 - 12
The lesson explains how spherical and parabolic mirrors reflect light.

How a Refractor Telescope Works
Grade: 6 - 12
Take a look at a basic refractor telescope, and learn about its main parts and how they work.

The Parts of a Reflector Telescope
Grade: 6 - 12
The lesson explains the working of a reflector telescope and how it differs from a refractor telescope.

How to Use Telescopes : Telescope Eyepieces
Grade: 6 - 12
Telescopes have different eyepieces that change magnification, sharpness and viewing options. Learn about different eyepieces for telescope in this lesson.

Amazing History of the Telescope
Grade: 6 - 12
The presentation explores the early history of the telescope.

Telescopes, Galileo to SLOOH
Grade: 6 - 12
The video looks at Galileo's important work with the first telescope, and includes an overview of the latest SLOOH robotic telescopes.

Hubble History
Grade: 6 - 12
Learn about the Hubble Space Telescope - telescope in low Earth orbit without the interference of Earth's atmosphere. It has changed the way scientists study the universe. Find out how this telescope works, and a bit of history about astronomer Edwin Hubble after whom it is named.

Look! Up in the Sky! The Very Best of Hubble
Grade: 6 - 12
A presentation of the very best images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

How to make a small easy telescope
Grade: 6 - 12
A tutorial on how to make a small refractor telescope using lenses. It explains how to select the lenses and what types of lenses to use.

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