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Refractor telescope. Photo by Tom Arnold.

How to Pick a Telescope

January 10, 2018

Astronomy can be an extremely fun and exciting hobby. It’s one of the few sciences where your backyard can become a living laboratory, filled with the most exotic objects humans have ever discovered! A question we're often asked at Science Museum Oklahoma is how to select a telescope for a budding astronmer — young or old. SMO's Kirkpatrick Planetarium Director Tom Arnold offers this guidance:

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Late Nite Labs at Science Museum Oklahoma

First-Ever 'Late Nite Lab' Comes to Science Museum Oklahoma in February

January 8, 2018

Oklahoma families can animate, automate, build, break and create from 6-11 p.m. on Feb. 9 at Science Museum Oklahoma during “Tinker ‘Bout It,” the museum’s first-ever Late Nite Lab.

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girl scouts at science museum oklahoma

Science Museum Oklahoma Offers Spring Badge Classes, Overnights for Scouts

January 5, 2018

Oklahoma City metro area Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts have new options for earning science-related badges this spring at Science Museum Oklahoma with the museum’s new slate of Saturday Scout badge classes and scouting-focused Science Overnights.

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Telescope lessons at Science Museum Oklahoma

Come-and-Go Telescope Lessons Offered Jan. 20 at Science Museum Oklahoma

January 3, 2018

Oklahomans who received a telescope this holiday season — or who simply own a telescope and would like to better understand how to use it — are invited to learn the ins and outs of operating the instruments during an informal, come-and-go event set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at Science Museum Oklahoma.

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