One of the benefits of being a RASC Vancouver member is access to our loaner telescopes.

We maintain a stock of several high quality scopes which can be borrowed for a one month period. To borrow a telescope, please email our Director of Telescopes.    You will need to follow the telescope loan policies and procedures.

Here is an example of the loaner form that will be completed by the Telescope Director and signed by you at time of pick-up.  Please note that picture ID (ie BC DL) and your RASC membership number is required for the form.  Loaner telescopes are picked-up and dropped-off at the Trottier Observatory after a member’s monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Our stock of telescopes includes the following:

Telescope: Celestron Nexstar 114 mm
Eyepieces: Celestron 18 mm eyepiece, Plossl 32 mm
Mount: Skywatcher Alt-Az 4 with steel tripod
Celestron NexStar 114mm
10 inch Dobsonian  Dob 10inch
Sky-Watcher 10 inch Dobsonian with Orion right-angle finder-scope



 Skywatcher Dob 10inch
Sky-Watcher 8 inch Dobsonian  loaner-sw-dob-8inch

Also available are a variety of eyepieces, including a barlow and a laser collimator.