Ottawa's telescope, binocular and microscope store, featuring expert advice, quality optics. Shop online or in our showroom.
Celestron Premier Select Dealer
We are proud to join the top group of Celestron dealers. We'd like to thank our wonderful customers for their support along the way.
Focus Scientific, Canada's newest Premier Select Dealer. Serving Celestron products since 1975.
How To Find Us
We are located west of Preston, close to Sherwood, and 2 buildings west of the Rogers wireless store.
We have free parking in the front and rear of the building. Use the driveway to the right to reach the rear parking. There is more parking (overflow) along Loretta, Breezehill and Sherwood. We can help you locate us or find additional parking, call us at 613-723-1350.
Our location information page has more details.
Telescope Shopping Comparison
Our winter hours of operation are now in effect.
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Come Visit Our Showroom
Over 50 models of scopes and over 100 models of binoculars, monoculars, and microscopes in stock. We're working hard to add excitement to the store.Our address
911 Carling Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4E3
Located East of the Civic Hospital at intersection of Carling and Sherwood, down the hill from the Dominion observatory. The locate us section may help you further.
Purchase a telescope from Focus Scientific, we'll make you eligible for our free annual telescope course, normally held in March.
The course includes:
Thank you Paul Klauninger and Rob Lavoie for a job well done!
The telescope course material can be downloaded for free from our download section.
Our well-advised technical staff are always welcome to help you throughout the year with one-on-one assistance.
Stargazing - Free Song
Stargazing was written and produced by professional musician Penelope Goranson, Focus Scientific.
Recorded by Rob Cosh.Stargazing by Penelope Goranson - Time: 2:09 - mp3 4.93MB
To save this song to your computer: right-click the link and select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As".
New Download: Light Pollution Presentation
Help advocate light pollution abatement with this excellent powerpoint presentation, courtesy of Tom Butterworth from the South Nation Space Station. You can find it in our downloads section.
It was originally created for the South Nation Conservation area. It can easily be modified to represent other interest areas.
Solar and Lunar Observing
View sunspot activity, and determine the current phase of the moon.
Ottawa Area Weather
Current and extended local weather at a glance.
Clear Sky Clock
Quickly determine sky and ground conditions: cloud, seeing, transparency, darkness, wind, humidity and temperature.
Click one of the mini clocks below to view the full-sized versions.
Astronomy Weather Forecast
Environment Canada maintains useful forecasts geared towards astronomers.
The National Research Council maintain a time service website with useful information that can help you set and verify your time, timezone, daylight savings, etc.
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