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.
When 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: "Child's Play")
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.