September 18, 2009

Galileoscope constructed

It's been a frustrating week in some ways, so I took an hour off to look at the Galileoscope package that arrived a few days ago. Could a non-science person who is only moderately handy put a $20 telescope with supposedly great optical features together?

I guess he could. And then he pointed it at a neighbor's tree 150m away, held a point-and-shoot digital camera up to the eyepiece, and pressed on the shutter as gently as he could:

Squirrel privacy be gone! Now let's see if I can persuade either of my children to look at the stars through this tonight... if we don't have thunderstorms.

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Posted in Personal on September 18, 2009 1:51 PM |