The Complete Telescope Course

Learn How To Use A Telescope!

Using a telescope for the first time is an exciting first step into exploring the universe. This course will teach you all the parts of your telescope and provide tips to maximize your stargazing experience!

In this course, you will get also get a first-hand experience in using the most common types of telescopes and find the right one that suits your requirements.

– You do not require a telescope to join this course.

Level - Beginner

This course is intended for individuals over the age of 12+

7 Day Program

Self-paced learning at our location. Customize your schedule with the instructor.

Course Fee - AED 1800

This fee will include practical learning and access to our center


Verified Certificate

Certificate presented by Dubai Astronomy Group

Course Schedule

Day 1: Introduction

  • Overview of the Night Sky
  • Identifying Objects
  • Observation Conditions
  • Using Binoculars
  • Telescope Parts (OTA, Mount, Tripod)
  • Light-gathering Ability
  • Focal Length and Ratio
  • Optics and Magnification
  • Types of Telescopes

Day 2: Telescope Types

  • Manual Telescopes
  • Go-To Telescopes
  • Telescope Mounts (Alt-Az Mount and Equatorial Mount)
  • Finderscope and Red Dot Finder
  • Telescope Setup
  • Basics of Alignment


Day 3: Alignment

  • Alignment In-Depth
  • Concept of Altered Views
  • Polar Alignment
  • Practice

Day 4: Solar Telescope

  • Solar Telescopes
  • Course Refresh
  • Practice

Day 4: Accessories

  • Telescope Accessories
  • Eyepieces
  • Barlow Lens
  • Filters
  • Practice

Day 5: Astroimaging

  • Capturing images of celestial objects using your phone
  • Practice

Day 6 & 7: Course Summary

  • Buying A Telescope
  • Scientific Research with a Telescope
  • Setup and Aligning A Telescope Test
  • Practice

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