In celebration of the International Year of Astronomy, the Galileoscope, an inexpensive, high-quality telescope has been produced. This replica of Galileo’s original telescope sells for only $15 plus shipping and handling. I’d been meaning to order one for myself but hadn’t gotten around to it until now. I decided to order it now while I still can because, as Phil Plait reports:
Now here’s the thing: production is not so simple for these telescopes, and the folks making them want to continue to do so. But unless they get a bunch of orders right away production will stop. They need orders by the end of May, which means that if you’re thinking of getting one or more — and at $15 each (plus shipping) it’s cheap to do so — then please send in your order now! Don’t wait; if you do it may be too late. At the very least the price will go up, and at worst they won’t be able to make any more.
It seems like a really awesome product and for $15, you can’t go wrong.