Do You Have a Kids Scope to Donate?

Meade Lightbridge Mini and Orion Starblast

Meade Lightbridge Mini and Orion Starblast

RCA Youth Programs and Outreach are looking to put together a fleet of 6-8 telescopes for kids to use at various outreach events. In particular, we are looking for donations of table-top, alt-azimuth mount Newtonian telescopes such as the 114mm aperture, f/4, 450 mm focal length Orion Starblast, Meade Lightbridge Mini, or similar.

RCA participates in many events bringing astronomy to kids in the metro area. We would like to be able to provide an even more meaningful experience by giving them the opportunity to use the telescopes themselves.

If you have one these sitting in your garage or closet gathering dust, these telescopes would be put to excellent use by allowing kids a chance to observe through a telescope for the first time. We would be very appreciative of any and all donations of these telescopes. For telescope donations and questions, please contact Yara at or Mike at

Don't forget! If you are interested in volunteering at one of the many upcoming RCA outreach events, email Yara at