On the clear evening of November 30, 1609, Galileo trained his first crude telescope towards the moon. What he saw amazed him and changed mankind’s view of the world, the Universe and his role in it. No longer was the moon a silvery smooth orb, but it was covered with dark dusty planes, craggy mountain ranges and innumerable craters.
What better way to celebrate this event then giving out a Celestron Firstscope telescope. This is very lightweight 3″ Dobsonian reflector telescope, ideal for the family or lazy-astronomers like me who don’t want to haul out a 40 pound instrument just to take a quick look at Jupiter. (I’m schlepping one down to Easter Island and Patagonia next summer).
The scope will come with the optional accessory kit including two additional eyepieces, finder and dust cover. See the scope here.
You’ll also get a promo code package for both Distant Suns 2 and Grand Tour for the iPhone or iPod/touch.
One First Prize: One Firstscope and promo code packet.
Second prizes (3 total): Promo code packet for Distant Suns 2 and Grand Tour
Third Prizes (5 total): Promo codes for Distant Suns 2.
To enter simply follow my twitter feed @distantsuns and retweet the contest announcement. The contest runs through November 30.
And if you can’t wait until November 30 to get all of the luscious new Distant Suns awesomeness, it is currently on sale in the Appstore through Sunday.