Orion Beginning Stargazer's Toolkit That new telescope of yours will show you lots of cool celestial objects - but only if you know where to look. And once you do spot something, wouldn't it be nice to know what it is? With this Toolkit, you'll never be "lost in space"! It contains four items designed to help new astronomers find their way around the heavens: Star Target Planisphere; Discover the Stars observer's guide; Moon map; and RedBeam Mini LED Astro Flashlight.
The term telescope kit has two different meanings. The first definition is for a kit where you make your own telescope and I have two products here that fill that requirement. The second definition is for a kit that has all the accessories included with the telescope. I have an example of that type of kit here too.
Make your own Telescope Kits
Cardboard Galilean Style Telescope Building Kit
This kit can be supplied assembled or in pieces for young hands to construct as a fun learning tool. The kit comes with: (2) telescoping tubes (1) positive lens (1) negative lens (2) end caps and an instruction page. The telescope assembles in about five minutes and is ready to use. There is no glue needed, kit can be dissembled and reassembled. The magnification is approximately 3X, and the view is right side up. Ages 10 and up.
Make Your Own Refractor Telescope Kit
Using kit materials, students build a hand-held, 10× refractor telescope in a matter of minutes and start viewing the heavens as Galileo did in 1609.
Kit includes objective and eyepiece lenses, tubes and end caps, assembly instructions, viewing tips, and directions on how to measure focal length and calculate magnification power.
Galileo's Telescope Kit - Teacher Demo
Inspire eager stargazers to build, decorate, and experiment with their own 16-power refracting telescopes. 1 set of materials with instructions and activities.
Experiment with each element of a simple refracting telescope and see how the lenses work when put together without using an optical bench. Galileo's first telescopes lacked precision and clarity. Nevertheless, he made astonishing discoveries with his crude instruments. This simple lab enables students to build a telescope that is similar to Galileo's. Use the telescope and see how it is similar to a pinhole camera View inverted astronomical images Estimate the magnification power Find the focal length of a lens See how the moon looked to Galileo. Can be purchased in a bulk rate pack of 10.
Investigating & Building Refractor Telescopes Kit
Here is an engaging way to help your students explore how concave and convex lenses refract light to produce real and virtual images. Students measure the lenses' focal lengths and discover how lens pairs can be used to make 2 different types of refracting telescopes. From the determined focal lengths, students calculate their telescopes' magnification powers.
Kit includes instructions, activities, and materials to build 8 hand-held refracting telescopes (4 Galilean and 4 Keplerian), each with a 444-mm-focal-length objective lens and a 50- or 150-mm-focal-length eyepiece lens.
Note that amazon.com does have a nice little kit. I haven't tried it but it looks pretty good and includes the lenses
3X Refractor Telescope Kit - This fun learning kit includes everything students need to assemble a 3X power telescope based on Galileo's original 1690 design. -- Construction of the 18" scope takes less than one hour and is simple to complete. Once built, the telescope offers widefield viewing and easy zoom focus, with capabilities powerful enough to show craters on the moon, Jupiter's moons, and many stars invisible to the naked eye. -- Includes instruction manual, along with star and planet indicator, and activity cards.
Using kit materials, students build a hand-held, 10× refractor telescope in a matter of minutes and start viewing the heavens as Galileo did in 1609. Kit includes objective and eyepiece lenses, tubes and end caps, assembly instructions, viewing tips, and directions on how to measure focal length and calculate magnification power.
Here is an engaging way to help your students explore how concave and convex lenses refract light to produce real and virtual images. Students measure the lenses' focal lengths and discover how lens pairs can be used to make 2 different types of refracting telescopes. From the determined focal lengths, students calculate their telescopes' magnification powers. Kit includes instructions, activities, and materials to build 8 hand-held refracting telescopes (4 Galilean and 4 Keplerian), each with a 444-mm-focal-length objective lens and a 50- or 150-mm-focal-length eyepiece lens.
Astronomy and telescope Toys and Kits for kids
Star Pilot - This unique Young Scientist space kit combines technology, invention, culture, fun, and learning --all in one fascinating kit. Young Scientists will explore the night sky using a specialized astronomical device called the Star Pilot which navigates the sky and locates the brightest stars and constellations. An attractive and detailed color illustrated manual includes fun astronomical information, experiments, diagrams, and constellation legends from cultures around the world. Learn about the life cycle of a star, discover asterisms such as the Big Dipper, locate 23 constellations in the night sky, make a night-vision flashlight, perform a binocular fusion experiment, and much, much more. The final section of the manual contains beautifully illustrated celestial legends including the legends of the Milky Way by the ancient Greeks and Chinese, the stories of Orion and Leo, a Native American Indian legend of Big Bear and its hunters, as well as many other interesting cultural legends! This is a manual that Young Scientists will want to read over and over again. Also included in this kit is a poster with fun astronomical information that will enhance any wall! Without a doubt, the Star Pilot is a star-finding mission at its best and Young Scientists won't want to miss this exhilarating star-hopping experience! BONUS: Award-winning SLOOH Telescope Card and activity book allow Young Scientists to plan exciting space missions, observe constellations, and view planets all with a real-time connection to powerful telescopes located in the Canary Islands, Chile, and Australia. (Ages 10 and up)
Nightscapes is a unique kit that has everything you need to transform a plain ceiling into an accurate starry night sky. The patented star projector guides you in applying the proper size dots of glow paint to reproduce the celestial nightscape of the summer sky. The 12 page booklet contains complete instructions, including a sky chart showing the names of the major stars and constellations. Additionally there are fascinating facts and ancient legends about 13 of the predominate constellations. Batteries are included for the star projector. Box dimensions: 13.75"x11.25"x2.5". Ages: 8,9,10,Adult
Discovery Exclusive Ultimate Star Childrens Planetarium View the night sky as it would appear anywhere in the world with this motorized indoor planetarium. Project 88 constellations. 12 celestial objects, including 8 planets, Pluto and its moon, Charon. Uses super bright bulbs to project over 600 stars. Searchable database with over 600 star facts and myths. Interactive talking computer and backlit navigational screen. Features five modes for a variety of astronomy tours and settings. Features a one-hour timer so you can fall asleep under the stars. Includes AC power adaptor and 24-page, full color instruction manual. This accurate, computer-aided, motorized planetarium transforms an ordinary room into a truly stellar display. Safety warning: This product contains small parts that may present a choking hazard for young children.
Grades K - 6. A giant high quality cardstock mobile kit featuring actual NASA photography. Set includes 9 planets plus the sun and measures 40" across. Facts are included about each of the 10 NASA images.
Watch the Universe from your own room. Nine colorful glow-in-the-dark planets, over 200 adhesive stars and a Solar System Guide are included to recreate the solar system. Simply hang the glowing 3-D Solar System from the ceiling, turn out the lights and watch the Universe come alive. What a stellar set! Bring a splash of science to your decor with these gleaming planets and stars. A special phosphorescent formula will give your universe long life and all the accessories you need to hang and stick everything into place are included in the kit. Comes with nine glow-in-the-dark planets, 25 feet of string, 200 glow-in-the-dark adhesive stars and a planetary guide.