Monday, July 6, 2009

galileoscope

if you are looking for a fun and simple little telescope for yourself, or someone you know, i would like to recommend the galileoscope! this little refracting telescope has a 2-in diameter lens and is modeled after the first telescope galileo built 400 years ago to look at night sky objects for the first time! the only accessory you really need is a tripod to mount the telescope on, and i think any simple one will do.


the telescope at the top of the image below is a replica of one of galileo's original telescopes.


the cute little galileoscope is only $15 and will allow you to see great features on the moon, the phases of venus, the rings of saturn, the moons of jupiter, and much more! find out more here. enjoy!

5 comments:

amydove said...

do you have one? i order one but haven't gotten it yet.

Georgie K. Buttons said...

That's fun to say. Galileoscope. Rolls right off the tongue. :)

S. Baker said...

Sweet! My husband and son would really enjoy this! Thanks for sharing. OH - my husband just started an astronomy class this week and I made him share your blog with the class. :-) - Sarah Durham-Baker

astropixie said...

i ordered one, but not for me... i dont think it has arrived yet to its future owner ;:

KD5NJR said...

that does look like a lot of fun. and if I stick with it, that's an excuse for ever larger telescopes..