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    Hi folks, happy new year...and the year in question.. the International Year of Astronomy. 2009 is the 400'th anniversary of Galileo's study of the night sky with the new fangled thingy called a telescope. This year, astronomers and scientists want the Earth's children to see the wonders of the heavens. They have put together a very inexpensive telescope kit similar to the one that Galileo used for the masses. I am not sure of the final price of the kit but I think it was supposed to go for between $10 and $20 USD. Visit the site to see about ordering one (maybe hard to just get one as they are trying to sell them to groups by the gross).

    http://www.galileoscope.org/

    See information on the IYA at:
    http://www.astronomy2009.org/general/about/


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    Just signed up!!! This would be a BRILLIANT idea for our classrooms!




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    shhhh, I'm trying to sell one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 91291
    shhhh, I'm trying to sell one
    bit of a difference mate 10-20 $$ to 1300++++
    Mick

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    I have signed up too. Maybe I could get just one.

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    Dan,

    Wanted to let you know, I just submitted our order for these...the science teachers are MEGA excited!!

    Thanks for the heads up, I looked like a STAR at our faculty meeting!




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    Hi Becca, you are most welcome. Have to celebrate the IYA 2009. Our shipment should be coming soon. They are a bit backed up on the orders, as this is a volunteer operation. Let me know how it goes.

    BTW... you look like a STAR in here too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchinherskip, post: 122818
    Hi Becca, you are most welcome. Have to celebrate the IYA 2009. Our shipment should be coming soon. They are a bit backed up on the orders, as this is a volunteer operation. Let me know how it goes.


    I did see that they were somewhat backed up on orders, but that's a good thing IMO, it means it's been successful! We're not in a massive hurry to get them, as we probably won't start using them until next school term anyway...so no worries!

    BTW... you look like a STAR in here too.
    Awww! Dan!! You made me smile!! (Unless of course STAR is some acronym you astronomers use when referring to complete nutters :wink: )




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