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SKU 620916

  • Available in several bright, playful colors, telescopes feature 5x magnification for viewing of distant objects, including animals, birds, and even the moon! Telescopes have existed in some form for centuries, and they have found uses in many scientific fields.
  • Characteristics:Both sturdy and compact, these telescopes are perfect for adventures. Take them into the woods, to the beach, even star gazing!
  • Size and Color: These telescopes are available in red, yellow, blue, or green. Made of durable plastic and featuring polished acrylic lenses, the 8-inch-long telescopes open to 13 ½ inches when fully extended.
  • The telescope is part of the Safariology® collection is part of the Safariology® collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History

    Astronomy predates the telescope by millennia. Even Stonehenge, built in the unwritten past, is thought to have astronomical significance. The ancient Chinese, Babylonians, and Greeks left records of changes in the heavens as well. But it wasn’t until 1609 that Galileo pointed the first telescope into the night sky. He saw mountains on the moon, and he explored a milky band of light that extended across the heavens. Others followed, and soon, new planets were discovered, along with countless moons that weren’t visible to the naked eye. Even with the best telescopes, however, astronomers were frustrated by distortion created by Earth’s atmosphere, which causes the twinkling you can see while star gazing. In 1970, with NASA missions in full swing, work began on an orbiting telescope. By 1990, the famous Hubble telescope was in place over 300 miles above the Earth’s surface, returning images of star formation and galaxies that Galileo could have only dreamed of.

    • Recommended Age: 7
    • Size in cm: 34.5 L x 4.5 W x 4.5 H
    • Size in inches: 13.58 L x 1.77 W x 1.77 H
    • UPC: 095866620912