My kids are keen cubs and scouts and have been busy earning their astronomy badges recently.
They are all able to identify the Big Dipper, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor and The Plough. Eliza is also very confident in the phases of the moon too.
We were sent the Science Mad Astronomical 50mm Telescope to review, one of the Good Play Guide recommended toys this Christmas, and the kids have really enjoyed looking more closely at the night sky.
This robust children’s telescope is the ideal introduction for developing a lifelong interest in astronomy. Its simple-to-use refractor design with a 50mm objective lens, which allows plenty of light to be collected.
The telescope is extremely easy to set up and use. The telescope needs to be mounted on the table top tripod which can be folded down to a compact, transportable size when not in use.
It includes a 50mm objective lens which allows plenty of light to be collected, enabling children to spot even far away detail of the bright moon or star clusters.
What surprised me the most was the quality of the lens. This picture is of Jupiter using my iPhone through the lens and we use the Sky Tonight App to help identify the stars and planets,
The Science Mad 50mm Telescope has an RRP of £30, but is currently on offer in Very for £24.99
Disclaimer: We are Good Play Guide Ambassadors and were sent the Science Mad Telescope for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own