Bad Astronomy

Galileoscope update

I’ve been getting some mail from folks who are a little unhappy with the customer service when they’ve ordered Galileoscopes – a big effort by IYA to get good but inexpensive telescopes into the hands of people across the globe. The IYA just posted about this: basically, it’s being run by a very small group of volunteers who have been a bit (well, a lot) overwhelmed with the response. They assure us the ‘scopes will be shipped in late April.

That’s good news! I’m very excited to get mine – as I wrote earlier, I think it might be able to show the ISS as an extended body, and not just a point of light. How cool would that be?