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Willmann-Bell Amateur Telescope Making Journal - Volume 1

SKU: WMB-ATMJ1
  • This first volume of the Amateur Telescope Making Journal has 462 pages.

  • The issues included in this volume are 1 through 11.

  • Some of the topics covered are Unobstructed Refractors, Improve Your Telrad, and much more.

  • This volume is great for those who build, design, and use telescopes.
$29.95

Willmann-Bell Amateur Telescope Making Journal - Volume 2

SKU: WMB-ATMJ2
  • This second volume of the Amateur Telescope Making Journal has 429 pages.

  • The issues included in this volume are 12 through 18.

  • Some of the topics covered are 22" Portable telescopes, making large thin mirrors, and much more.

  • This volume is great for those who build, design, and use telescopes.
$29.95

Ken Press Our Galaxy and the Universe

SKU: KEN-1-928771-08-4
  • This book covers our galaxy and the Universe as a whole in a way that is great for one to fifteen year olds.

  • Our Galaxy and the Universe is part of the Twenty-First Century Astronomy Series.

  • There are 36 pages in this astronomy book.

  • The book dimensions are 8.50 x 11.00 x 0.37.
$15.95 $12.76

Celestron Book - Sport Optics By Alan Hale - 93734

SKU: CEL-93734
  • This book is a buying guide for sport optics, written by Alan Hale, an industry veteran.

  • Sport Optics covers binoculars, riflescopes, or spotting scopes for use in hunting, bird watching, astronomy, and more.

  • There are 182 pages in this book from Celestron.

  • This is great for beginning and experienced scope users.
$24.95
Orion Telescope Observer's Guide - 514371

Orion Telescope Observer's Guide - 51437

SKU: ORI-51437
  • Richard J. Bartlett is the author of the Observer's Guide.

  • There are a 174 pages in this guide with an index.

  • The guide includes seasonal star charts to be used for 40° latitude.

  • The Orion Telescope Observer's Guide covers over 60 astronomical objects.
$12.99

Celestron 50 Things to See on the Moon by John A Read - 93741

SKU: CEL-93741
  • John A Read is the author of 50 Things to See on the Moon.

  • The dimensions of the book are 8.5" x 0.2" x 8.5".

  • 50 Things to See on the Moon contains 50 hand-picked lunar features.

  • Great for new astronomers or young adults looking to learn more about the Moon.
$21.95

High Point Scientific understands that you are always learning, and we want to fuel your love of the Universe in every way we can. That is why we offer a full assortment of astronomy books, software, star charts, and more to help you explore the study of astronomy in new ways.


Astronomy software is a rapidly expanding industry, and it’s easy to see why. Software is often inexpensive, and with companies like Meade, Simulation Curriculum, and Software Bisque leading the charge, you know you’re in good hands. Enjoy clear, stunning celestial views right from your laptop or computer. This makes astronomy software great for educators because they can engage students in astronomy right from the classroom.


When you’re in the field exploring the skies, it may be difficult to find what you are looking for. That is why the best astronomers take star charts with them. Ken Press and Sky Spot have developed some of the best finder charts in the industry. Star charts eliminate the frustration of finding a particular celestial object. Never leave home without one!


Telescope making has also been a favorite pastime of astronomers. At High Point Scientific, we have many helpful astronomy books to get you started from publishers like Sky Publishing and Willmann-Bell. Materials are often inexpensive and can be found in your local hardware store. All you need is an imagination to get you viewing the skies like never before!

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