Thursday July 16, 2020

Stargazing sees an explosion in interest

The lockdown may have limited our ability to physically move about, but it can’t stop the growing numbers of stargazers from discovering stars and planets thousands of miles away

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
31st May, 2020
Lockdown has seen more people taking up stargazing and an increase in demand for telescopes. Picture: Getty

Christmas truly came early for Stephen Kershaw of Ktec Telescopes. With people taking more time to appreciate nature, both around and above us, Kershaw is grateful he’d already got his stock in for the festive rush as demand from budding stargazers has taken off.

“There’s a huge demand coupled with a lack of supply, it’s the perfect storm. It’s a case of people who might have longed for one for a while, they...

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