Welcome to the Arkansas SkyDome Planetarium Astronomy Store!
Here you will find a collection of recommended equipment, books and other products for star gazers. We’ve selected the best products available from Amazon.com based on our years of experience working with both novice and experienced observers. Many of the products are available at discount prices, but, more importantly, they’ve been highly rated by users like you.
No matter your level of knowledge the on-line store has something for everyone.
If I had to recommend a telescope to start out with, it would be the Orion SkyQuest telescopes. These are good all around general introductory, no frills, telescopes that will get you started. I know many people who started with telescopes such as these who were very happy with them. It helped them learn the sky and where their interest were before investing in more expensive equipment. These are also good starter telescopes for students (12 and up) who are budding astronomers. When I don’t want to bother with all the setup of my fancier telescope, I personally still use a telescope like this for a quick peak at the sky!