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NEW EYES OLD SKIES: Serving Richmond Hill and the Greater Toronto Area, is your premier Optometry, Eyewear and Astronomy Retailer

With Over 32 Years in the Eyewear Industry and Over 190 Years of Astronomy Experience!

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Eyewear and Optometry

Comprehensive examinations for children (starting at 2 years) adults and seniors as well as manage a host of eye conditions  

Please see our Optometry Page for more Information and Appointments

You Can Find Us At:

The Leslie Centre, Unit A7-1390

Major Mackenzie Drive East

Richmond Hill, Ontario,L4S 0A1

905-883-9191

neweyesoldskies@gmail.com

TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 TH

Just a note to all our customers

on Tuesday, February 28 th,

New Eyes Old Skies will be having an early evening, closing at 4:00 pm 

due to a family event….

COMETRON “FIRST SCOPE” AND 60 MM SKYWATCHER

Just arrived….

We have scopes for the young astronomers on your list, as well as those who are just starting out in a new hobby.

Portable and easy to set up. These scopes make excellent gifts for

the young and the young at heart….

“Like the Universe, Imagination is Endless”

SPECIAL ACQUISITION – VINTAGE 1967 COLLECTABLE 90MM QUESTSTAR SERIAL NO. 8-3284

In excellent condition

 Comes complete with

40x to 80x and 80x to 160x eyepieces.

Felt-lined leather case

Complete set of table top legs

Power cord in addition to camera adapter

Call store for details

A TRULY UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT GIFT … MY PERSONAL PLANETARIUM… “UNIVERSE2GO” WORKS WITH APPLE IPHONE 4,5,AND 6, SAMSUNG GALAXY S3,S4,S5,S6 AND S7.

FOTOPRO TRIPODS NOW AVAILABLE AT NEW EYES OLD SKIES

JUST ARRIVED!

We have in store FotoPro Portable Travel Tripods, and  various Aluminum Tripods in assorted colours   (carrying case included)

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GUESS WHAT WE CARRY ?

We are always trying to be different and carry items that are creative. So here is the next best thing….

Cell phone Screen Cleaners at the unbelievable price of $2.50 each…….

These little Super Stars  are Dry-Nano Cleaning Wands that can be used many times over to keep your phone screen free of smudges and dust….

Drop by to take a look …….

TELEVUE 60 mm APO REFRACTOR / SPOTTING SCOPE

ANOTHER GREAT FALL DEAL  …

Televue 60 mm APO Refractor / Spotting scope

EXCELLENT FOR CONDOMINIUM USE

♦ Telepod Tripod Adapter for Ash Mount

♦ Soft Case

♦ 1.25″ Baader Diagonal

♦ Top of the Line Optics

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NEWLY ARRIVED 14″ ORION SKYQUEST XX14i TRUSS DOBSONIAN

Previously Owned with:

2″ 35 mm & 1.25″ 10 mm eyepieces

Telrad plus 9×50 Finderscope Intelliscope

Digital Settings Hand Control

Carrying Bags for Primary/Secondary Mirrors and Truss Poles

Shroud  & Manuals Included

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CALLING ALL CB RADIO FANS… PREVIOUSLY OWNED……WHAT’S YOUR HANDLE

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11 Metre – CB  SSB – AM

Both – LSB – L1513   [And Modified]

• AM – 12 watts

• LSB – L15B – 25 watts

With Cobra “Power Mic” to increase your modulation

Power cord ready to just place in vehicle and use

You can hear and talk all over Canada, Europe and the US

AN INCREDIBLE CB UNIT

PRICED TO SELL   $89.95

 

MEADE 12″ LX 200 SCT PREVIOUSLY OWNED

This telescope is the “STAR” attraction on the store showroom floor.

It is perfect for the true MEADE BLUE enthusiast .

Features are as follows:

• 304.8 mm Schmidt-Cassegrain Optics – 3,048 Focal Length

• Meade Hand Controller with 64,349 Object Library

• Field Tripod

• Equatorial WedgeIMG_1827

• 2″ Diagonal with 1.25″ Adaptor

• 9, 25, 40 mm Kelner Eyepieces

• AC /DC Adapter

• RS232 Adapter

• Kendrick 12″ Dew Shield                  SALE PRICE  $3,999.95

 

 

NEW HOURS OF OPERATION

2016 SUMMER HOURS

MONDAY – FRIDAY     10:00 AM -6:00 PM

 

SATURDAY                     10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

CLOSED SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS

INCREDIBLE ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS ARE COMING YOUR WAY

There is something great happening up there and coming your way…

Starting with May 9 th, there is the rare “Transit of Mercury”.  Then on May 22 rd,   the incredible “Mars Opposition”. Not since 2005 has it been this good; 46 million miles away.

June 3 rd holds in store the “Opposition of Saturn” in the constellation Ophiuchus.

Out now is the most majestic astronomical sight in the Solar System, in the Mars_23_aug_2003_hubble (1)saturn

This full-disc image of Jupiter was taken on 21 April 2014 with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).

This full-disc image of Jupiter was taken on 21 April 2014 with Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).

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of Leo, is Jupiter. Also observable are it’s four  large moons.

OUR CUSTOMERS ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS AT WORK

Sombrero Galaxy

Image by Dan Bjarnason

Image by Dan Bjarnason

We are very fortunate in having some wonderful customers who like to share there love of the night sky with the Astronomy community.

Nan Jiang has been very busy over the month of February, spending time with his scope and taking some wonderful photographs. We are very pleased that Nan has let us share his photos on our site.

M45  The Pleiades   taken Jan. 6, 2016  and below                                                                                                            M42 AND M43   taken Feb. 22,2016     

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OUR 2017 OBSERVING SESSIONS

Welcome to  our scheduled Winter Observing Sessions with New Eyes Old Skies

Our first Winter Session will be on Saturday, February 25th starting at 7:00 pm

This will be  at Cold Creek Conservation Area in Nobleton

Please see “Astronomy Nights” on the drop down menu for directions and for dressing in a conservation environment.

Hope to see you at the site.  You are more than welcome to bring other family members or guests.

Please remember  this is a non-smoking environment

 

NEW ARRIVAL FOR 2017

NEW ARRIVAL FOR 2016      PREVIOUSLY OWNED

MINT CONDITION   ONE ONLY

Lunt LS60T  1200     SOLAR SCOPE

500 mm F/L with Deluxe Feather Touch Focuser

Also includes Televue Sol-Finder plus a Meade 25 mm Plossel Eyepiece

and a Deluxe Metal carrying case

Priced to sell    $1,699.00

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OPERA GLASSES……..

A great gift for the music lover on your gift list

Whether  the traditional Lorgnette design or with a chain, these glasses are sure to please

Some models have a program ” red  light” as a secondary feature

Carrying pouch included.  Lots of colours available….

See store for details

 

THE TELE/MICRO DOCTOR IS IN !

SEE BRUCE FOR ALL OF YOUR TELESCOPE AND MICROSCOPE

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PRESENTATION BOXES – A UNIQUE GIFT OF WHAT’S TO COME

At New Eyes Old Skies, we have designed special presentation boxes. What are presentation boxes?

These are beautifully designed gift boxes presented to your loved one in the event that your scope has to be ordered. They are custom created by our resident craft designer.

Little extras can be added to your custom creation to give your gift a very special personal touch.

Just give us a call for details on this beautiful presentation of your purchase.IMG_1635IMG_1648IMG_1636

For Birthdays, Anniversaries, Retirement Gifts or any occasion.

“Like the Universe, imagination is endless”   K. C. Garnet

PERIGEE – SYZYGY PREPARE TO BE AMAZED !

This  Double Header should be on your radar. It is not very often that we are treated with three special events over a three month stretch. The full Moon’s of August 29, September 28, and October 27, should be added to your calendar. In particular, the evening of September 27 should be highlighted in  RED … That is the evening when the Moon will be totally eclipsed and at Perigee  with the Earth and Sun, ie. Perigee-Syzygy. This refers to the straight line configuration of the three celestial bodies  Earth – Moon – Sun

The full Moon’s of August, September and October are all designated  as Super Moons.The August Moon is the only one that is also known as  a Sturgeon Moon, a Corn Moon or a Grain Moon.  In August and October, the centres  of these Moons, to the centre of  the Earth are less than 361,836 kms apart ,Super Moon worthy.  But  the full Moon of September 28, is when the moon is 356,877 kms from the Earth, (centre to centre) the closest of all the Super Moon’s!

Starting on the evening of September 27,   the eclipse of the moon will last for approximately  3 hours and 20 minutes. Our Moon will  be bathed in the Earth’s umbral shadow, revealing  that beautiful red hue , we call a “Blood Moon”. Don’t miss this amazing event…..

We at New Eyes Old Skies, will be carrying an excellent  assortment of Binoculars and Telescopes for  all your  evening viewing. Please don’t hesitate in calling Bruce to place orders for that special filter or eyepiece. Clients have already started to place their orders. Call us before the back orders start. This is a wonderful family viewing event not to be missed. Astrophotographers get those cameras  ready !   We can order your imagers too…

 

The Moon

The Moon

 

Photo by Armand Pede

Photo by Armand Pede

TELEVUE STARBEAM

Televue Starbeam   ON SALE  $259.95

  • Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.

    ~ Socrates

  • We find them smaller and fainter, in constantly increasing numbers, and we know that we are reaching into space, farther and farther, until, with the faintest nebulae that can be detected with the greatest telescopes, we arrive at the frontier of the known universe.
    ~ Edwin Powell Hubblel
  • If there is anything that can bind the heavenly mind of man to this dreary exile of our earthly home and can reconcile us with our fate so that one can enjoy living—then it is verily the enjoyment of the mathematical sciences and astronomy.

    ~ Johannes Kepler


Hours of Operation

Winter 2015 Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
10:00am - 6:00pm
After hours by Appointment.
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed


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