The Best Beginner Telescope for Your Family

If you're new to amateur astronomy, you've come to the right place! Our selection of beginner telescopes is unparalleled. Celestron, Meade, Tasco, Zhumell, you name it--all the best brands are here at unbeatable prices. is proud to be the home of the bestselling and best reviewed beginner telescope on the Internet, the Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ. This excellent all-around scope offers stunning views and incredible value. But don't take our word for it, check out its multiple industry awards and 1000+ customer reviews.

Stargazing is a rewarding hobby you can enjoy with the whole family. That's why we've also included a wide assortment of kids telescopes from tabletop Dobsonians to kids telescope/microscope kits for the budding young scientist in your family.

Need help choosing a beginner telescope? Our editors put together a helpful two-part guide on How to Buy Your First Telescope. Or, you can give our Telescope Experts a call and they'll be happy to guide you through the buying process.

Have fun exploring the night sky!

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