ASV Loan Telescope Program

The loan telescope program aims to foster an interest in astronomy within the community by providing low cost access to high quality astronomical equipment. This is a very popular program, especially for new or junior members who are contemplating purchasing their own equipment at a later stage.

The equipment

The loan telescopes come complete with all the accessories needed to get started, including:

Telescopes and Telrad finder:

Telrad Finder

How it works

You must be a member for at least 3 months before you can borrow a telescope and you will need to read and agree to the Terms and Conditions. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian will need to agree to the terms and conditions as well.

The telescopes are let out for a period of 3 months with the changeover happening late in Feb, May, Aug and Nov as per the following table:

The rental is $60 but $50 will be refunded if the telescope is returned in good condition.

To check the availability of telescopes or make a booking, visit our online booking page. If you want to change or cancel a booking, can also do it on this same page.

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Remember: you must be a member for at least 3 months to borrow a telescope.