Holiday Guide - 2023

Welcome to the 2023 holiday guide!  Here you'll find information about extended hours, our return policy, information about shipment times and more to help you get your gifts on time.  

Shop our gift guide for great astronomy gifts for users of every experience level and interest.  We have entry level telescopes that are the perfect option for families and young astronomers, classrooms and outreach.  We also have advanced telescopes for hobbyists to upgrade to the next level or starting imaging.  If you're looking for stocking stuffers we have those too!  

We offer free shipping to the lower 48 states on thousands of items.  We're open Monday through Saturday and our helpful, knowledgeable staff is here to answer your questions or find you the perfect items for your needs.  Call us 818.347.2270 to talk, or email us at [email protected].  


Extended Holiday Hours

We'll be open until 6:30pm PST Monday through Friday now through December 22nd.  Our Saturday hours are 10-4pm PST and we will be open Sunday December 24th from 10-3pm PST.  Come by the store, we'll be open! 

Shipping Guide

The transit maps on this page are an estimate only and show ground delivery estimated days to arrive from our location in California.  We suggest adding 1-2 busines days to these delivery times to help avoid delays caused by busy carriers, bad weather or misrouted packages. 

We strive to get all in stock shipments out the door the same day they are placed, however our pick up times with carriers do fluctuate.  

For free shipping items a with green "In Stock" stock indication, we will ship using either UPS or USPS.  In this case please use the following dates as a guideline: 

  • If you are in a 5 day zone - order by December 15th by 1pm PST
  • If you are in a 4 day zone - order by December 18th by 1pm PST
  • If you are in a 3 day zone or using a "Priority" service - order by December 19th by 1pm PST
  • If you are in a 2 day zone or using an "Express" service - order by December 20th by 1pm PST

Items that have a blue "In Stock" indication are shipped from offsite warehouses or may require additional packing time.  This may mean that items are nearer to you with shorter transit times, however please allow 2-3 business days for these shipments to be picked up by carriers.  


Best Holiday Deals

Telescopes Under $500 In Stock

Great Gift Picks for Kids

Cameras Under $750 In Stock

Popular Astronomy Cameras In Stock

Fave Astronomy Accessories In Stock

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Telescopes In Stock and On Sale