A telescope is one of the oldest optical instruments to have significantly contributed to the domain of Physics and Optical Studies. It gives a magnified view of distant objects with the help of a combination of lenses, mirrors, and different devices. It identifies lights of different wavelengths, frequencies, and Photon Energies and hence categorised into several types.
The update in Science and Technology, specialisations and degrees are moving towards specific sub-branches of subjects. Theoretical academic knowledge of any subject or domain is not enough. Practical implementation of theories forms a significant portion of any academic curriculum across many nations today. An important aspect when it comes to practical knowledge in any School or Academic Institution is a well established and functional system. Be it Laboratories or Activity Rooms, all the necessary equipment and apparatus must be available for the students. The academic years in School lay a basic foundation of a child’s logical and rational skills. Hence it becomes the responsibility of the School Principal or Head Master to ensure that all facilities are provided to the students for quality learning.
The telescope is one instrument which is generally not frequently placed in this setup. It is either looked as if it is not actually “required” or perceived as too much of an investment for a school-level education, not driven by specialisations. However, it is only going to be beneficial to the students be it at any level. Let’s get to some benefits to being looked at from a different perspective.
It would develop a sense of curiosity in the regular curriculum, which would intrigue them to learn more not out of compulsion but out of inquisitiveness. It would help them gain a clearer picture of what they are studying theoretically in a much better way. Also, it would help them understand whether or not they can go for their further education in fields like Astronomy, Radio Waves, Space Science, or even deep-rooted into Optics or Physics. This is a very productive process helping them in building their future in their areas of interest.
There are various types of Telescopes however when it comes to deciding as to which one to be installed in the school. Depending on the wavelengths the telescope uses few options would be Optical telescopes, Infrared telescopes, X-ray telescopes, Sub millimetre telescopes, X-ray optics and Ultraviolet telescopes.
Today with increased options of suppliers of such types of equipment, it becomes not only easy to get the desired product delivered at your doorstep but also convenient when it comes to maintenance and servicing of the equipment. But the downside of this is the challenge of finding a reliable seller or manufacturer. SDRO is one of the most reliable and trusted manufacturers which has various types of the telescope in its catalogue to choose from. The recently launched powerful Newtonian-3 Telescope, having completed its beta testing period is a good choice. Customised and designed for planetary observations to help school students, it can be used for the observation of many more astronomical events. This fully loaded, Vertical Control, Altazimuth Mount telescope with a Resolving power of 1.5 Arc –Seconds and a focal length of 700mm, comes at an affordable price of the only INR18000. This is a smart deal considering the six months of free online support SDRO offers along with online observation training to a faculty member of the School.
So give it a thought today and place an order tomorrow, help your students fly as high as the sky while they keep gazing at the same Sky!