Services

Our enthusiastic team of amateur astronomers can now offer the following services:-

Organized Camping Trips

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Camp Kabouyak

We are really excited to have partnered with the wonderful Camp Kabouyak team! Come see the thrilling beauty of the night sky on the lawns of Camp Kabouyak, offering a spectacular wide-view of the entire sky! By visiting a dark-sky location, such as Camp Kabouyak, you can see very faint celestial objects almost impossible to see with the naked eye under light polluted skies. Better yet, have a look through a telescope and witness breathtaking views of galaxies, nebulae, planets and even star clusters.

We can tailor a night sky star party for your own private leisure, family camping or you and a group of friends. We will organize transportation for pickup and return, camping facility, provision of telescopes, and a personal night sky educational tour guide. A package could either cater for an overnight stay or just up to mid-night and return*. Your time spent camping with us under the wonderful night sky will do so much more, since  proceeds will help maintain the camping facilities, preserving its dark-sky status, and aid with our annually scheduled public educational outreach programmes in Guyana.

Telescopes will be provided. Accepting an expression of interest currently. For inquiries only, please email: aastroa.gy@gmail.com

*Cost varies for each. Certain conditions apply.

Telescope Rentals

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Different types of telescopes are available for your personal or special occasion use.

Telescopes are expensive, especially to own. Our amateur astronomers recognize how strenuous it can be to pursue a passion for the night sky because we have been there. Saving to buy and own a telescope is not easy, especially with high duty and shipping costs. Now, it is possible to grab a telescope when you need it, only to return when your lease term is up**.  This unique service provides the opportunity to lease a telescope on a short-term basis for private use. Different telescopes will attract different pricing.

Available Telescope: Explore Scientific 100mm Maksutov with Tripod. Ideal for Lunar and Planetary observations. Good for galaxies and nebulae. Great for group sessions. Contract options as follows:-

2-day lease – GUY$1,000 per day, with $0 downpayment.

7-day lease – GUY$950 per day, with 3 days downpayment.

14-day lease – GUY$900 per day, with 5 days downpayment.

For bookings and inquiries, please email: aastroa.gy@gmail.com

**Subject to terms and conditions specified in lease document. Limited telescopes may be available.

Telescope Sales

Looking to buy your very first telescope? Or perhaps you’re looking to invest in gear for astrophotography. Whatever your night sky needs are, our community can help! Our members offer competitive pricing that you will not find anywhere else in Guyana! Currently, we supply a limited stock of telescopes available for resale. In most cases, we will have to pre-order, with a shipping ETA of about 3 – 4 weeks.

Featured member-sale:

New Explore Scientific AR102mm Achromatic Doublet Refractor – GUY$150,000

The Explore Scientific AR Series telescopes come with heavy-duty, high quality components, including a 2″ dual-speed Crayford-style focuser, a one-piece 2″ diagonal with 99% dielectric coatings, an 8 X 50 non-illuminated straight -thru finderscope and quick release bracket, and a cradle ring assembly with Vixen-style dovetail mount. One 32mm eyepiece included.

Explore Scientific AR102mm Refractor with Twilight I Package Deal!

For stock listing, advice or further inquiries, please email: aastroa.gy@gmail.com