The long winter nights and the Christmas season make this time of the year a busy one for people trying to select a great telescope for their personal use, or as a gift. Door County Astronomical Society President Dave Lenius says shoppers need to avoid the Christmas specials. You don't have to break the bank but what you'll find at a box store lacks needed features.
Members of the Astronomical Society are happy to give advice for first-time buyers. The right equipment could help turn an interest into a hobby and all of the rewards that come with it.