The Moncton High School student's astronomy club recently had their first outing of the school year. They starting learning how to use their two new 8" Dobsonian telescopes, graciously donated by Atlantic Photo Supply and Astronomy Moncton.
Dobsonian telescopes are great for beginners due to their simplicity and the best possible "bang for buck" in terms of mirror size. They range in size from 5-inch tabletops to monster 16-inch light buckets (and some even bigger).
Atlantic Photo Supply carries the SkyWatcher line of Dobsonian telescopes, as well as Celestron telescopes. They are the closest store from Moncton (to our knowledge) that sell real telescopes that are not just toys. They can do mail order.
One of these Dobsonian telescopes was graciously donated by: