Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Daughter is Getting Married, So Black holes is Giving away Galileoscopes


You may remember back in March I gave away a meteorite to mark my daughter's, (Amanda), birthday, then I thought what will I do to celebrate with you, my other daughter's,(Lindsay, image above), wedding this coming Saturday, June 20..... enter the Galileoscope. Back in March I headed over to the Galileoscope site and saw that for only $15.00 US you can own a scope, wow, at that price I could give away 3.....so I bought 5....1 for moi, cause I like scopes, 1 for the happy couple and 3 to give to you all.

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The Galileoscope is another awesome cornerstone project for the International Year of Astronomy 2009, a high quality low price telescope kit. Called the Galileoscope because it has basically the same specs as the telescope Galileo first used to point towards the heavens 400 years ago, see what Galileo saw, and for really cheap.


I am expecting the scopes to reach me by the end of June-beginning of July, when they I arrive I will do a review, then start giving them away. I'm thinking some kind of draw, if you are interested in getting one, comment here or send me an email and I'll throw your name in the hat, or you could head over to the site and order one right now, at $15.00 US you just can't go wrong.

You have 2 options when purchasing, you can get some, price $15.00 US or give some, $12.50 US, give some is when you purchase anonymously and allow the Galileo people to donate to someone or group of their choosing.

You should know, you're on the hook for a tripod, doesn't come with. You can always go pirate, get yourself an observer's eyepatch, walk around saying Arrr Matey holding your scope and wearing the eyepatch, impress friends and family alike. I bought one when I first started using a scope, it impressed the wife, well actually she gave me the, gee what now look, but deep down inside I knew she was thrilled. It's supposed to cover your eye so you don't have to squint, so you are more relaxed, couldn't get into it, I squinted anyways, force of habit.

I'll leave you now with a video of the Galileoscope.


80 comments:

Danny and Roxanne said...

Hey thanks Bob for posting this - it's cool to have something like Galileo used and best wishes to your daughter also!

Moonshadow said...

You have a wonderful way of celebrating, Bob! You incorporate everything you love all together. :)

Stephanie B said...

Wow, cool and congratulations for your daughter!

I don't deserve a chance because I haven't done my last touches on my moon painting and need to do so and display it.

FishHawk said...

Does your daughter realize that you are only doing this in order to enlist help in keeping a close eye on her future husband?

Astro-Nuts said...

Good post Bob. I was interested in getting one of your scope, but as I mentioned to you, I ordered 4 myself. Hoping they arrive soon. Anyway, you should have some kind of photo contest. Maybe have people send you photos, visitors can vote on which ones they like and the top three win. Topic would have to be space/night sky related. Anyway, just a thought.

Me-Me King said...

Congratulations on your daughter's upcoming wedding.

I have a birthday coming up and the Galileoscope would be the perfect gift! Thanks!

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Danny and Roxanne, no prob, thanks for the best wishes and for dropping by.\m/\m/

Final_Transit said...

Getting Married! Wwoooh :) You must be a happy and proud dad and she is lucky to have a dad like you. Ofcourse I'd like to enter a draw, certainly, and I will win too. If not, I will give myself a birthday present. :) Congrats Bob!

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Moonshadow, I like using my passion for good to help others and at the same time highlighting important events in my families life.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Stephanie, no problem, I'll put you in the draw anyways, knowing that your painting will be awesome, as I've seen what you've done so far, and it's looking great.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Lol FishHawk, ....., hey good idea, call me we'll do lunch,lol.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Colin, I tried the photo thing with the meteorite, got some excellent pics, thanks for the suggestion.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Hey Me-Me King, thanks for the congratulations and dropping by, I'll add you to the draw, good luck!\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Priyank, I am very proud, she's a great daughter, who, like her father believes in aliens, and loves Battlestar Galactica,lol, and her fiance is super too. You will be in the draw, good luck!

Lynda Lehmann said...

Please toss my name in the hat, Bob!

Congrats on your daughter's coming marriage! (are we THAT old? mine is engaged and recently became a homeowner...)

I squint all the time, when the sun is too bright for my eyes. The older I get, the more sun-sensitive my eyes are!


Geez, I hope you will not be in China when your daughter is getting married! lol...

betchai said...

congratulations on your daughter's wedding. may they continue to blossom in each other's love through the years. and what a happy father you are, giving away galileoscopes, to celebrate the happiness. am sure, your daughter and son in law are happy and glad to have you.

ps...thank you so much also for visiting our new site. I really appreciated it.

Bob Johnson said...

Done Lynda, your name is in the hat.

I know, I can't believe my little girl is getting married, kind of dates ya doesn't it,lol.

Lol, I knew when the eclipse was going to happen and didn't want to tell them, let them pick the date and then figure out what to do if it was the same date, lucky for me they picked June.

My niece is getting married in July when I am away, so I will miss that one, I'll pick them up something cool from China.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks for the congratulations betchai and the nice wishes you have for them.

How could I not visit your new site, such a noble effort to send a child to school using your blog earnings.\m/\m/

TatianaV said...

The best wishes to your daughter with her marriage, and Congrats to you lucky Dad :)And thanks for sharing the Galileoscope with us here Bob, and I'll check the site in a moment too.

Anna said...

Hey Bob now I know why my one eye is more wrinkled than the other one, lol. May be I should start to alternate my eyes when shooting photos. Excellent idea and gift from you Bob, you are so generous, lol. Congratulations on your daughter wedding. I got married in Jun 6, 11 years ago - it is nice month to do get married. Eye patch - great idea, may be I get a hook also, lol. Anna :)

AngelBaby said...

Wow, how cool. I am going to get one of these for my Grandson who is like you crazy about Astrostuff. He has planets all over his room hanging from the ceiling and painted all over the walls. Boy would he love this. Thanks for sharing this.

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks for the best wishes and congratulations Tatiana.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Lol Anna, June is a great month, so far looking pretty good, supposed to be sunny.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks AngelBaby, if you like I could put your name in the draw for your grandson, just let me know.\m/\m/

Sher said...

Congratulations on your daughter's upcoming wedding!! How exciting!!! I'd like to wish your daughter and her husband-to-be all the best!

And what a wonderful prize for a contest--the Galileo scope--perfect!!

Have a great day,
Sher :0)

Roger said...

Congrats to your daughter Bob! Cool scope hint hint!

brad said...

Congrats on your daughter's wedding!

Please put me in the drawing for the scope.

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Sher, I thought it would be a great prize as well, have a great week.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks for the congratulations Roger, and your name will be added to the draw, I can take a hint,lol.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Brad, your name is added to the draw, good luck!\m/\m/

Ivanhoe said...

Put me in a hat for the scope, please...pretty please :o)
I cannot believe that your trip to China is just 30 days away. Yippeeeee! My cruise is 108 days away :o)
Best wishes to your daughter and her soon to be hubby!

Swubird said...

Bob:

Congratulations on your daughter's upcoming wedding.

Very interesting little scope. And so generous of you to give a few away. It ought to be fun to see how you decide who gets one and who doesn't.

As always, the video was right on.

Happy stargazing

Dr. Lauren said...

Congrats to your daughter and what a great way to celebrate. I need one of those. A telescope that is. lol

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Ivanhoe, I know it is coming up fast, getting more excited. I will put your name in the hat for the scope and good luck.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks swubird. I think I will just do a draw, asking for images leaves out a lot of people that can't take pictures, thanks for dropping by.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Dr.Lauren for the congratulations, I will put your name in the hat, good luck.\m/\m/

Max said...

Hello Lord of the Astrostuff,

Congratulations on your daughter's marriage: I wish her all the happiness in the world, and may God bless the lovely couple :D!

You make beautiful daughters, Bob :)!

You must be a happy dad right now (I remember how happy my dad was last year).

Here's to your family *raising my glass of water*!

Have a blessed week!

Cheers

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks for the congratulations and best wishes Max, I am very proud and looking forward to a great and memorable weekend.\m/\m/

The Mother said...

Congratulations on your daughter's wedding.

I have four boys, two of marriageable age, so if you have any more...

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Bob, what a fun post and great imagery. :D

Super congrats on your daughter's wedding. What a special time in your family life. :D

Cool about the Galileoscopes. It's great everyone can sky watch now with the cheaper products coming out.

Have a super evening. The weather has turned summery in Northern Michigan.


On my trip to the Porkies, I snapped a shot that has some interesting artifacts. I'll post it in a few days. It's very interesting. Aliens???

Hugs, JJ


Super images.

A Lil Enchanted said...

Congratulations on your daughter's wedding!

What a nice and generous way to celebrate : )... I would love to be entered in your drawing to win the Galileoscope.

Thanks!

~A Lil Enchanted~

Bob Johnson said...

Lol The Mother, hey I kind of have one more but she is seeing someone who is very cool, but I'll keep in touch,lol.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Hi JJ, good for you and the weather, it was 30c today here, woo hoo, about time.

That is too cool about the artifacts, looking forward to seeing them, way to go JJ.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks for the congratulations A Lil Enchanted. I will put your name in the hat, good luck!\m/\m/

Will said...

Ahoy, Bob! Congrats and best wishes to your daughter and your future son in law.

kRiZ cPEc said...

congrats

kml said...

All the best for your daughter and your soon to be son in law on their special day!

Big day for you and your wife too - hope you all enjoy!

Bob Johnson said...

Hey Will thanks a lot.\m\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks kRiZ cPEc!\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Kathy, I'm sure fun will be had by all.\m/\m/

Cacai M. said...

Hi friend, can you include my name on the draw? Hope I win! please... thanks in advance..

Ruth said...

You are awesome the way you think of everyone else and share, wow.

Have fun this week, don't get stressed, enjoy every minute. This will be us in another month and a half! Then you can say the same to me. :| Yay!

Bob Johnson said...

Hi Cacai, thanks for dropping by, your name will be in the draw.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Ruth it should be a lot of fun, and good luck with not getting stressed as well with your upcoming wedding.\m/\m/

streetsmart said...

wow, the galileoscopes are cool. great gifts for children and adults like. and at a great price too for $15. i also like the $12 price if you are to buy it and give it anonymously.

""rare*jonRez"" said...

awwwww! congratulations and best wishes to the couple!!!

and that scope would be awesome!!!

Bob Johnson said...

For sure streetsmart, they designed them for everybody, and very easy to afford as well.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks for the congratulations jonRez!!\m/\m/

Cacai M. said...

Hi friend, am back.. I hope I will be the winner! What a great gift from you if ever! Well for all the participants for the draw for this awesome Galileoscopes, good luck to all of us! And to Bob, thanks for including me! This is awesome!

notedscholar said...

Congratulations!

Mike said...

Hey Bob,

Yea for your daughter in her upcoming wedding. The Galileo scope is neat (did you do a post on this earlier this year). I going to order one and see if the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will offer them in their Science Store. They are always looking for new and engaging products to offer.

Bob Johnson said...

No prob Cacai, good luck.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks notedscholar.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Mike, yes I did. It would be a great idea for the shop, cheap and a real good way to get scopes into the hands of the masses.\m/\m/

AngelBaby said...

Yes, put me in the draw for my sweet little grandson (who is as tall as I am)Shawn. He is only twelve and just wonderful.

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

Marvin the Martian said...

Congratulations to Lindsay!

Bob Johnson said...

That's great AngelBaby, you're in the draw.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Marvin.\m/\m/

fatherlyours said...

Great! Congratulation for your daughter. Can I join in your contest? Just asking. My daughter would love to have one of those for her coming July birthday.

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks fatherlyours, no prob, you will be in the draw.\m/\m/

Anne Vis said...

Congratulations, Bob!

AngelBaby said...

I have something for you on my site. I was about three or four posts ago so I thought I should let you know about it. Come by and see ...

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

Peter said...

Hi! I'm one eyed, so can I have one? Only joking! Congrats on your daughter getting married!

Perhaps you'll have little Galileos running around in the not so distant future, just wanting to get their hands on your telescopes!

Take Care,
Peter

Anna said...

Bob, this is in fact a beautiful gift for father's day! Hope all went well! Anna :)

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Anne.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks a lot AngelBaby, I will drop by to see you.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Lol, thanks a lot Peter, one can only hope.\m/\m/

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks a lot Anna,every thing went perfect had a great time,everyone did.\m/\m/

outofthepinksky said...

Glad everything went well at the wedding!

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks a lot outofthepinksky, love your name.\m/\m/