I just learned from Phil’s blog that the Galileoscopes I mentioned to you some months back (remember? International Year of Astronomy? Not just Darwin year?) are ready for shipping. There were issues with production at first, but now they are ready. The key issue right now seems to be that they are in danger of having to stop production of these lovely things if they don’t get lots of orders by May 31st. Ack!
So please please consider sending in a order for one or a few. Imagine what a delightfully unusual gift it would make for someone. Either someone you know, or someone you don’t know like a neighbour, your local school, church (yes!) or community center, or… even that special someone who you’d like to get to know – what an icebreaker, eh? Here’s a picture from the site of what a happy owner’ll have after assembling it:
It is easy to put together, gives a new window onto the world above your head, and a tangible connection to that historic year 400 earth orbits ago when Galileo first pointed a telescope up to the heavens.
Go! Now! Get a Galileoscope!
On this day on Asymptotia...
- Messing About on the LA River - 2013
- Southern California Strings Seminar - 2013
- The Shooting Party - 2012
- Yellow - 2010
- Categorically Not! - Awesome - 2009
- LHC News - 2009
- Colbert Report: Science - What's the Big Deal? - 2008
- The Meddler, II - 2007
- Griffith Observatory: Entertainment, Education, or Both? - 2007
- Weekend Hunter-Gatherer - 2007
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