Both of these telescopes will be donated and sent to clubs or schools in the developing world chosen by Astronomers Without Borders.
Now you can now help astronomy clubs and schools in developing countries acquire small, high-quality telescopes for education and public outreach -- while getting one for yourself!
Through a new partnership between Woodland Hills Telescope and Astronomers Without Borders (AWB), you can now purchase a new, high-quality 80mm achromatic short tube refracting telescope, with a solid tripod and mount, at a great price and have a second one donated to a school, astronomy club, planetarium or other deserving group that conducts educational programs.
Here's how to participate: Purchase this high-quality 80mm achromatic refractor from Woodland Hills Telescopes with free shipping for only $20 above the usual retail price. That's it. A second instrument will be donated to AWB by Woodland Hills Telescopes and shipped to a deserving group in the developing world.
Think of your first look through a telescope. Now give children in other countries the gift of that experience. Share the sky.
This program is part of AWB's STAR program (Sharing Telescopes and Resources), which gathers surplus used and new telescopes in the developed world and shares them with others in need. In most of the world, quality telescopes are impossibly expensive, and few education or outreach groups will ever own one. We think the stars are universal and everyone should have the chance to see them up close. Those who support STAR agree.
Don't want a telescope? You can choose to donate both telescopes to groups who will make good use of them.
Astronomers Without Borders is a US tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Your purchase of the telescopes in this program may not be eligible for a tax deduction because you are receiving one of the telescopes at an appropriate retail price (the $20 above the normal retail price may be an exception). It is Woodland Hills Telescope generous donation of the second telescope -- at their expense -- that makes this program possible. Check with your tax professional.
This 80mm wide field telescope is perfect for beginners. The air spaced doublet lens creates sharp and clear images. The optical glass has been coated to minimize the reflections.
The Canadian Telescopes MIRA Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments.
- Quick and easy no-tool setup
- 5x24 Finder Scope
- Quick release dovetail attachment - no tool setup
- Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch- for smooth and accurate pointing
- Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs- Provides a rigid and stable platform
- All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
- Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
- Included dew shield protects the telescope from stray lights and dew forming on the lens.
- Including 10mm and 25mm Plossle eyepieces and green moon filter.
|Aperture||80 mm (3.15 in)|
|Eyepiece 1||25 mm|
|Eyepiece 2||10 mm|
|Eyepiece 1 Magnification||20x|
|Eyepiece 2 Magnification||50x|
|Focal Length||500 mm|
|Included Accessories||Green Moon Filter|