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Telescope and Astronomy Projects

Here is a list of Will's telescope and astronomy projects that you can make. Some of them cross subject lines which make them interesting in two very different fields. For example I have a stop motion astronomer project that would appeal to you if you like either astronomy or stop motion animation.


Telescopes you can make:


Make a telescope

How to make a small and easy telescope
This is a complete tutorial on how to make a small telescope using lenses. I show you everything you need to know. Make a small refractor telescope

4 inch telescope home made

Make a 4" Telescope

This is a tutorial on how to make a Newtonian Reflector Telescope. This is the type of telescope that Sir Isaac Newton Invented! Fun project. 4 inch mirror inside. How to Make a Newtonian Reflector telescope


home made 8 inch telescope

Make an 8 " Telescope

This is a large telescope. It has some really good light gathering power. I take you through the building of a telescope like this step by step. And I show you the fundamentals of how it is made so you can make any size newtonian reflector telescope. Make an Eight inch telescope


Make a telescope Part 2: the mount

I show you how to make a mount for a big 8 inch telescope that we previously made in an earlier tutorial. This telescope mount is functional, unique and easy to make. Make a Telescope part 2: the Mount.



Other Telescope and Astronomy projects


Nebula in a bottle

Make a Nebula in a bottle

A nebula is a beautiful object in the night sky. And you can have one on your bureau or desk. I show you how to make one with a few around the house items. Make a nebula in a bottle


This is a video tutorial. The link takes you to my youtube channel. How to take pictures of the sun with any type of digital camera.



Space Diorama

Space Diorama (Shoebox)

You can make a fun Space diorama where the astronaut is floating in space. I give you all the artwork. And you don't even need a shoebox. I show you how to make one out of cardboard or foamboard. Make a Shoebox Space Diorama


Make a Unique Solar System Diorama.
The Diorama is in the shape of a telescope (Just a shipping tube) and you look inside the telescope to see the planets by either looking in the eyepiece or by taking the cover off. Neat little diorama that is really unique yet easy to make. Make a Solar System Diorama


Tatebanko Astronomer

Tatebanko Astronomer - Paper Diorama Stop Motion Animation - This is an interesting little project that uses all paper to make the animation inside a paper box. An astronomer looks through a telescope and sees a few interesting things. This shows that there are lots of techniques and materials that are great for animation.