Galileoscopes

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I love science.

Love, love, love. I want to marry it and have its babies.

And I'm especially excited about the International Year of Astronomy, and all the neat educational events surrounding it.

Via my celebrity boyfriend The Bad Astronomer, I've learned that one of those events is the offering of the Galileoscope, a simple to use, inexpensive telescope designed to allow more humans to gaze into space. They're only $15.00! $15.00! And if you want to buy one to donate to a school or other organization, they're only $12.50!

I'm totally buying one for me and the SmartMan, buying some more charity, and I may just buy one for everyone I know.

Thanks, IYA! This is a great example of introducing science into the daily lives of people in a way that is affordable and fun.

7 comments:

Anne C. said...

That is so so SO cool! Will have to look at getting that into my budget. :D

Carol Elaine said...

I think it's obvious that this makes me happy - I think I'll have to get a Galileoscope!

Something else that makes me happy (that I think I'm going to post about this week) is the Kepler Mission that launched last week. I know some of the people who work on the mission in the management field and it thrills me that my place of employment in involved in seeking out other Earth-like planets.

The launch made yesterday's Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Janiece Murphy said...

Carol Elaine, I thought of you when I saw the vodcast from NASA on Kepler.

This stuff makes me giggle like a schoolgirl...

Carol Elaine said...

Me too, Janiece.

*giggle*

kimby said...

What a great kid gift (they would fit nicely into the Easter baskets I think!)

Janiece Murphy said...

Kimby, that's a great idea. Just the right size...

Ilya said...

I almost thought you thanked me for some unfathomable reason in that last paragraph. Oops, not exactly!