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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

International Year of Astronomy 2009

I started looking at the Farmers Almanac site and ended up at Hubble skywatch site today
I found that four hundred years ago, Galileo turned a telescope toward the night sky and launched the field of astronomy. To celebrate this anniversary, 2009 has been declared the International Year of Astronomy (IYA).
I learned Galileo did not invent the telescope. It was already in use to watch the sea on ships. But he was the first person to look at the sky with it.
I decided to order 2 of the Galileoscope™ it is a high-quality, low-cost telescope kit developed for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 orders for the Galileoscope are now being taken at www.galileoscope.org, and delivery of telescope kits will commence in late Apr.

I thought this would be a fun thing to do with the Grandkids and maybe hubby.
The new chicks have names now. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Breakfast is flying lunch is half way up and dinner is in the oven.
or on the ground.
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We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. - George Bernard Shaw

7 comments:

Denise said...

You always make me smile.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

My youngest son has always loved astronomy. Everytime something special is going on in the sky, Jeff is outside at his home---looking through his telescope.

Love your chicks--and their names. Can you tell them apart???? ha
Hugs,
Betsy

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I love breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Wendy said...

Your chicks are sweet. Yes, can you tell them apart? LOL!
That telescope sounds like fun. Enjoy.

peppylady said...

The star are so beautiful I real don't know that much about them.

Coffee is on.

Gail said...

What wonderful names! Will you be able to eat them?

Marcy has lots of roosters for you if you want them.

Zaroga said...

That sounds like a great telescope. I've always wanted one.

The chicks are cute.