Galileoscope is now offering the Galileoscope telescope and optics kits bundled with ISO-certified safe solar filters from Rainbow Symphony. This educational bundle of six 50-mm aperture f/10 refractor kits ($250) is designed for classrooms, allowing students to assemble the telescope and eyepieces themselves. Each kit includes the telescope tube, objective lens, a 20-mm eyepiece, and 2x Barlow in addition to a black-polymer safe solar filter. Additional instructions are included for making a solar shade to permit convenient viewing of the Sun with the telescope's straight through design. See the Galileoscope website for ordering details.
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