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Galilean Night at UC-Berkeley

17 Oct 2009, 15:27 UTC
Galilean Night at UC-Berkeley
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I am forwarding on this blog an email fron Steve Croft that was sent to our public list of the astronomy department at UC-Berkeley. Our department will be hosting on Friday October 23 a “Galilean Nights“. You are all welcome, I will try to be there, considering that I am attending a workshop at UC-Berkeley the same day.We have exciting news about a special event that we are hosting on Friday evening, October 23 in celebration of “Galilean Nights“. We’ve obtained 65 “Galileoscope” kits, a simple but high-quality telescope with which you can view mountains on the Moon, the phases of Venus, and the moons of Jupiter. Thanks to a generous donation from our friend Eric Korpela we are able to subsidise the cost. We are requesting a $10 donation (less than half the cost of purchasing one yourself), and a limit of one scope per family - first come, first served. Bring a standard camera tripod if you have one, and weather permitting, we’ll set up outside to view the stars. If you already own a telescope (perhaps even a Galileoscope!) feel free to bring it along and we’ll give you some tips on getting the most out of ...

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