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The Galileoscope

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What better way to celebrate Galileo’s first astronomical observations than using a telescope similar to the one that belonged to the great man? That’s the idea in the minds of the people behind the Galileoscope, the newly launched IYA2009 cornerstone project which features a cool 50 mm refractor that can be assembled easily and can be used to reveal the details of the moon’s craters, the rings of Saturn or the moons of Jupiter, just in the same way that Galileo did.

Although the original “galileoscope” is safely kept in a Tuscan museum, the IYA2009 model is just as priceless, as it can be used to open up the skies to virtually hundreds of thousands of people who have never enjoyed the pleasures of looking at the heavenly bodies through a telescope. And this all goes for the bargain price of $15 each, I might get one for myself!. Take a look at this video of the Moon shot with a galileoscope

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Written by Marcos

February 25, 2009 at 4:00 am

Posted in astronomy

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