Jason Kendall
William Paterson University
Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

Follow me on Twitter | Calendar | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

Please come visit my new page at www.jasonkendall.com

Galileoscopes are in Production!
May 28, 2009

Hello there, I just received word that the current production run of Galileoscopes, which consists of 60,000 units, will be sent out to orders placed and paid for through the first week of May. They will start leaving the factory on Monday, May 18th, and will begin reaching customers in mid-June.

If you have not yet ordered one of these fine and excellent telescopes designed for the International Year of Astronomy, putting a high-quality telescope into everyone’s hands, now is your chance! The next production run comes up soon, and you’ll still get the fantastic optics of a three-hundred buck telescope for much, much less.

It is just amazing. The telescope assembles in minutes with no tools, and is appropriate for families who want to see the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn and beatiful star clusters with ease. It can also be easily used for birding and wilderness sightseeing. All around a great way to spend $15.

When you do buy one, you also support the efforts for astronomy outreach to low-income and third-world children studying astronomy, math and science. These scopes go a long way to getting the hope of the future into bright young minds.

BTW: I have a production-model Galileoscope, which I show off at all of my Inwood Astronomy events. Come see it, and you’ll be easily convinced that it’s worth the price of a dinner out or a Manhattan cab ride.

You can see what it looks like here, as I used it at the Inwood Star Fest in April….

Visit this site to et your own!



About Jason Kendall

I am currently adjunct faculty at William Paterson University teaching astronomy. I hold a Master of Science in Astronomy from New Mexico State University. I am also a board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. Since 2008, I have led the Inwood Astronomy Project which brought over 200 events of stargazing and public astronomy outreach to upper Manhattan, including the historic Inwood Star Fest, where Inwood Hill Park lights were turned off as part of the 100 Hours of Astronomy event in IYA2009. This was the first time in New York City history when park lights were turned off for an astronomy event. I've also focused on park safety due to an uptick in sexual assaults in Washington Heights and Inwood during 2011. I've worked to make our parks safer by encouraging public use of parks at night through night-time events with Park Rangers. I have led numerous "starwatching parties" and astronomy events in New York City, New Mexico, Minnesota, New Jersey, Connecticut and Texas. I am also proud to have been part of the NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Program from 2009 to 2012. It all started way back in the fourth grade by the encouragement of two noted astronomers, Charles Schweighauser and Bart Bok. I saw Saturn through Charlie's telescope at then Sangamon State University on a clear Illinois night, and Bart encouraged me under those stars to study hard to come visit him at Kitt Peak National Observatory. I finally did make it down there about a decade after Bart passed away, and I found the favorite spots in Tucson, Arizona, where Bart and his wife Priscilla would spend when they were not gazing at the stars. Bart and his wife were pioneers in the study of the Milky Way, and their studies of the starforming regions called Bok Globules. It's even in my family. My great-grandfather was a Midwestern minister who used to preach his sermons out under the dark, cloudless nights. He always believed that getting out and experiencing the wonders of the natural world was a central part of being human. My family has always been inspired by his words: "We look up to look within." I hope that you'll join me under the stars or at one of my talks.

Come see what's up in the sky!

Jason Kendall

We look up to look within

William Paterson University Department of Physics American Astronomical Society Astronomical Society of the Pacific Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

(c) 2008 Jason Kendall | Inwood Astronomy | MoonBeam.Net | Donna Stearns | Shakespeare Saturdays | First Dance | About | Contact