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Welcome to Telescope Space, where our mission is to help you enjoy astronomy by offering you quality, appropriate gear at the guaranteed lowest prices. Our customer service is unmatched - both during the purchase process and for as long as you own your gear.

Our Story

When I was a young boy, my parents bought me a small, department-store refractor. They weren’t astronomers and we had no guidebooks - but what views of the moon!

That created a spark, which later ignited when a friend showed me the view through his Dobsonian telescope.

By this time, the Internet was in full swing. I love what the Web has done for amateur astronomy. It allows us to learn astronomy and compare gear. We can make informed decisions at our own pace.

Yet, online customer service (so important in technical hobbies like ours) can be disappointing. I once purchased a telescope at America's largest Internet retailer, and customer support was limited to clicking on a ‘contact the seller’ button. Some astronomy-specific stores even outsource their customer service.

There are some great astronomy stores, to be sure, but Telescope Space is here to make a difference.

Here’s what one customer, David, said recently (see his review here):

This telescope is awesome. My wife and I are serious beginners and have been loving it. Ryan with telescope space has been nothing but incredible. So very helpful and a pleasure to work with. Thank you guys so much for a fantastic start to this amazing hobby!!!

The Telescope Space Difference

Unparalleled customer service - We are a small, tight-knit team. This benefits you, since the person who answers your phone call, chat or email cares deeply about our company. Read our reviews and see how often customers mention us by name. We’re proud of that.

Lifetime support - For as long as you own your telescope, you can call us. We'll talk you through technical issues or help you communicate with the manufacturer if needed. Even if we don't know an answer, we'll definitely get you the information you need though our industry contacts. Take advantage of that.

The best prices - Through promotions, discounted bundles, free accessories, and our 30-day price match guarantee, you'll know you got the best price. But that’s not all…

Deals on multiple items - If you want to purchase more than one item, CALL US FOR THE BEST PRICE. This is another advantage of our small size. When you call, you’ll be talking to a decision-maker. We love saving people money on their set-ups.

And we're not just saying all this. We're doing it. Here's what another of our customers, Dave, says (We appreciate your kind words, Dave!):

"I did considerable shopping around and finally decided to buy my 152 Mak from Telescope Space. Ryan was very helpful with all my questions concerning Explore Scientific and my specific purchase. After a short period using my scope and mount, the mount seemed to have more play than it should have. Ryan had the Explore Scientific owner call me directly, where he immediately offered to exchange my mount. He also had the factory ship out the new mount while I was still using my original unit. Excellent service and sales support from both Ryan at Telescope Space and Explore Scientific. I will buy again from Telescope Space!"

We are based in Phoenix, with shipping locations nationwide. We distribute via FedEx, UPS, and First Class Priority Mail. You can track your order as soon as it ships.

If you have any questions about our products or the availability of an item, please Contact Us - 866-633-8298.

Sincerely,

Ryan DeLange, Founder and CEO

★ Store Reviews

Let our customers speak for us

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This shroud covers it all.

This shroud blocks out all of the light trespass in my area. It has two slots for the eyepiece and the finder scope. A must have item for this instrument.

Nicely emersive experience.

This lens has me looking into more 2" eyepieces from the same series. The views are amazing and Crystal clear. Literally room to stretch out the eyes.
Ring Nebula is so beautiful through this lens, truly breathtaking.

Fast, reliable, spot on customer service.

I have been in the market for an Ultralight 12" Dobsonian telescope. Ryan helped me with useful information on Explore Scientific telescope. What an amazing purchase. A high quality instrument and a dream come true for collimation. Great company, great scope.

Coming equipped with two decent eyepieces and an adapter is nice. Will upgrade to a 2" eyepiece one day, but not in the budget right now. Thanks to Ryan for help with ordering.

Easy

I'm enjoying the telescope very much. It's not too hard to assemble, although very slowly the first time.