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Portable Telescope
Portable Telescope  
Dear Rangutan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telescope
http://protelescope.com/
http://www.starmastertelescopes.com/
http://www.optcorp.com/celestron-21035-travel-scope-70-portable-telescope.html
http://www.opticsplanet.com/celestron-travel-scope-70-portable-telescope-21035.h
http://www.squidoo.com/best-telescopes
http://www.infinityscopes.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCfzOr0XVx8
http://www.opticsplanet.com/celestron-travel-scope-70-portable-telescope-21035.h
http://www.willbell.com/tm/PortableNewtonianTelescopes.htm


1. Do you feel Telescopes can be introduced in Optics, Light
chapters/topics as a sub topic in High Schools, Colleges  ?.

2. Do you feel Portable Telescopes instruments purchase in High schools could be a good investment and can be taken in physics labs for practicals and demonstrations ?.

3. What could be the appropriate ages for Portable Telescopes Introduction in High Schools, Colleges i.e. 12-15 years, 16-18 years etc ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Hello

Every school should have at least one telescope and one microscope. Used equipment is fairly affordable as the investment may cover many years and many students. Universities may donate older equipment to schools. Binoculars are in effect the best portable telescopes. Whatever you choose, optical equipment are good practical tools for subjects in science or geography like light, optics, planets, handwork. The telescope can be used for viewing in the day to, when Moon and Venus are visible. Never observe the Sun through a telescope, yet special lenses or cameras are available for viewing eclipses and sun spots. For children to understand the size of the universe, thy should be introduced to telescopes at an early age, also pre-school. High school kids could build telescopes as project work. There are kits available from $20.
http://www.buildingatelescope.com/scope-kits/
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Russian-Optical-Kit-Build-your-own-telescope-TS101-/6024
http://www.funsci.com/fun3_en/tele/tele.htm
https://www.youtube.com/results?q=build+own+telescope+lenses&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:de:official&client=firefox-a&gws_rd=cr&um=1&ie=UTF-8&gl=DE&sa=N&tab=w1
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RRG

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