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Building Your Galileoscope and Learning How to Use It


Sat 12 Oct 2013, 3:00pm–4:30pm

Where: Lake Tekapo Community Hall, Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: StarlightFestival

Your entrance fee will include your very own Galileoscope and a workshop with Science Alive and UC College of Science Outreach. The Family pass will include 1 Galileoscope per group of 3 people. You are invited to a viewing session that evening at 8pm at Lake Tekapo Community Hall.

Keep your ticket for entry into the stargazing event at Lake Tekapo Community Hall at 8pm.
The Galileoscope can be mounted on a standard camera tripod. We recommend you bring one if you have one available. We have a limited number of tripods available for use on the night.

This 50-mm-aperture, 25- to 50-power Galileoscope can enable anyone to see the celestial wonders that Galileo first glimpsed 400 years ago Galileoscope setupand that still delight stargazers today, including lunar mountains and craters, Jupiter's moons, the phases of Venus and Saturn's rings. The Galileoscope incorporates features such as achromatic optics, stray-light rejection and a 1.25-inch focuser normally found only on more expensive telescopes. Accompanying the kit are curriculum materials based on active enquiry, cooperative learning, testing of ideas and predictions, and hands-on experimentation. Thus the Galileoscope gives students a pleasurable experience at the eyepiece and increases their understanding and sense of wonder at light, optics, and astronomy