Enterprise-E viewed through a telescope
telescope was an optical device consisting of variable combinations of lenses and mirrors that focused light, allowing for viewing of distant objects. They were widely used in the fields of astronomy and surveying. Early Human configurations of the telescope were constructed by Galileo Galilei. Later, the Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope also featured in Human history.
Zefram Cochrane used a Meade telescope to view the USS in Enterprise-E orbit around Earth in 2063. ( )
Star Trek: First Contact Charles Tucker III once viewed a stellar nursery through a telescope located just outside of Anchorage. ( : " ENT ")
Fight or Flight
graviton telescope was a type of telescope which gathered and focused gravitons for forming images of spatial structures. ( : " ENT ")
Breaking the Ice
Archer's telescope on Risa
2152, when Captain Jonathan Archer spent his shore leave on Risa, he had a date with Keyla on the balcony of his apartment. There, he had a telescope and viewed through it until he finally directed Keyla to Earth's sun, which was about ninety light years away. ( : " ENT ")
Two Days and Two Nights
2154, the Syrrannites used telescopes to discover three Vulcan cruisers over the Forge, ready to attack their compound in the T'Karath Sanctuary. ( : " ENT ")
Philippa Georgiou of the USS kept a telescope, which had been in her family for centuries, in her Shenzhou ready room. In 2256, Commander Michael Burnham used it to obtain a closer view of a mysterious object that was obscured to sensors by a scattering field. ( : " DIS ") After her The Vulcan Hello death, Georgiou bequeathed the telescope to Burnham as part of her last will and testament. ( : " DIS ") Burnham later gave the telescope to Saru, who kept it in his quarters. ( The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry : " DIS ", " Choose Your Pain ")
An Obol for Charon
Actress Michelle Yeoh felt the telescope which her character of Philippa Georgiou left to Michael Burnham was a fitting bequest, Yeoh later recalling, "
I thought that was a very special gift.
" ("A Woman's Journey", DIS Season 1 DVD & Blu-ray special features) A telescope was additionally included in the set of
Star Trek: Discovery
behind-the-scenes companion show After Trek .
The second setting of the
slaver weapon was a small telescope not unlike the ones possessed by the Kzinti and the Federation. ( : " TAS ")
The Slaver Weapon
Federation deployed subspace telescopes in remote regions of space, such as the Argus Array. ( : " TNG ", " The Nth Degree ")
Kamin using his telescope
Kamin built a telescope on Kataan that he and his daughter Meribor used often. ( : " TNG ")
The Inner Light Henry Starling kept a telescope in his office at the Chronowerx Industries tower. A radio telescope was a specialized telescope that detected radio waves. ( : " VOY ")
Future's End Rain Robinson once confessed to Tom Paris that she had become an astronomer because of her brother, who " had a telescope, a little refractor. You could barely see in the " All she had ever wanted since had been to " treehouse next door actually, but it was enough to see the rings of Saturn. reach up and touch them." ( : " VOY ")
Future's End, Part II
2376, the starship USS was spotted by an Voyager observatory while trapped in orbit of a planet experiencing the effects of differential space-time. ( : " VOY ")
Blink of an Eye
Icheb decided to leave Voyager to be with his parents, Seven of Nine gave him a crate which included PADDs containing data on a variety of subjects that will allow him to continue his studies and a high-resolution telescope as a good-bye gift. ( : " VOY ")
In the final draft script of : " TOS ", The Squire of Gothos Carl Jaeger hypothesized that Trelane's drawing room, on Gothos, may have been based on observations of Earth using telescopes if they were powerful enough to view what was happening on the planet. This scripted line of dialogue was ultimately altered to refer to a theoretical viewing scope instead, though.