"Telescopes can be used for studying the night skies and identifying different stars and planets."

A telescope is a device used for seeing faraway objects.[3] Those used in the wizarding world were presumably magical to some extent, as they could be used to see objects that would be impossible to see with a Muggle telescope.


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Harry Potter using a telescope

They were essential in Astronomy, and thus all Hogwarts students up to their fifth year (and their sixth and seventh should they choose Astronomy as an elective) were required to own one.[2] Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment sold brass telescopes for five Galleons.[1]

Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes sold a joke version of this product: the boxing telescope.[4]


PAS Telescope

A telescope as seen in Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells

Notes and references

Astronomy Pottermore
Professors: Aurora Sinistra
Astronomy at Hogwarts: Astronomy department · Astronomy Tower · Astronomy Room · Astronomy Stairs · Astronomy Corridor · Astronomy reading room ·
Astronomy classroom
Astronomers: Aurora Sinistra · Copernicus · George von Rheticus · Perpetua Fancourt · Hesper Starkey
Objects: Globe of the Moon · Lunascope · Moon chart · Orrery · Star chart · Telescope
Planets: Jupiter · Mars · Mercury · Neptune · Pluto · Saturn · Uranus · Venus
Satellites: Callisto · Europa · Ganymede · Io · Moon
Constellations: Bartholomeus · Orion
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