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"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them” - Galileo • Showcases how early astronomers made their discoveries • Up to 50x magnification • Free educational activities and observing guides online
View The Sky And Celestial Bodies Just As Galilieo Did 400 Years Ago
The Galileoscope is 400 years of product development in the making - this high-quality telescope kit was developed by leading astronomers, optical engineers, and science educators to showcase how early astronomers made their discoveries. Once assembled, the telescope will offer views of lunar craters and mountains, four moons circling Jupiter, the phases of Venus, Saturn's rings, and countless stars invisible to the unaided eye.
The 50mm diameter telescope offers 25X to 50X magnification. The kit is easy-to-assemble and includes standard components such as a base that fits most tripods and a 1.25 focuser. Educational activities and observing guides for use with your Galileoscope are available for free at www.TeachingWithTelescopes.org.
“The father of modern observational astronomy,” Galileo Galilei was an Italian physicist and astronomer whose ideas and inventions were an important part of the Scientific Revolution. Supporting Copernicus’s heliocentric theory of the earth’s revolution around the sun, Galileo made several contributions to modern astronomy, with his telescopic observations
WARNING: Use with adult supervision only.
WARNING: Do not look at the Sun with the Galileoscope; severe eye damage will occur.