12 Apr 2009

Have You Ordered Your Galileoscope Yet?

Posted by khk

This post is different from my other posts, even though it may look like an ad, I consider it to be a public service announcement. When was the last time you looked at the stars, enjoyed details on the moons surface, or were just in awe about Jupiter’s moons?
In case you didn’t know, 2009 is the official International Year of Astronomy. Here is some more information about the Galileoscope:

The Galileoscope is a high-quality, low-cost telescope kit developed as a
Cornerstone Project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
(www.astronomy2009.org). For just $15 plus shipping, you get a 50-mm f/10
refractor that can be put together in less than 5 minutes and gives great
views of the celestial wonders that Galileo first glimpsed 400 years ago
and that still delight stargazers today, including lunar craters and
mountains, Jupiter’s moons, the phases of Venus, Saturn’s rings, and the
Pleiades and Beehive star clusters. The Galileoscope comes with a 25x
eyepiece and 2x Barlow lens and incorporates features such as achromatic
optics, stray-light rejection, and a 1.25-inch eyepiece holde so it can
accommodate standard sized eyepieces. It has a symmetrical plossl
eyepiece normally found only on telescopes costing at least 10 times
more. It attaches to any standard photo tripod (not included).

Accompanying the kit are educational materials based on active inquiry,
cooperative learning, testing of ideas and predictions, and hands-on
experimentation. You can download these free activity guides, and order
small numbers of Galileoscopes with payment by credit card or PayPal, at
www.galileoscope.org. Museums, schools, astronomy clubs, and other
institutions wishing to place orders of 100 or more can get a discounted
price of $12.50 per kit and save on shipping.

To initiate a large order of 100+ kits, simply fill out the Request for
Quotation form at:

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2 Responses to “Have You Ordered Your Galileoscope Yet?”

  1. […] to a tip from my friend Karl I’ve just ordered my Galileoscopeâ„¢ . “The Galileoscopeâ„¢ is a high-quality, […]

  2. […] Galileoscope is in Production // Remember the Galileoscope that I tried to sell you on a few weeks ago? The organizers of the project just announced that production has started. It will still take a […]


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