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Celebrate The International Year of Astronomy 2009

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The list author says: "As part of my personal appreciation of The International Year of Astronomy 2009, I am creating this list of cool products on Amazon to help others locate items of interest. Why is 2009 important? Modern astronomy is recognizing an important event: the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of a telescope to study the skies! When Galileo pointed his "sinful spyglass" to the heavens, science and humanity were forever changed. For more information about this and the year long celebration that commemorates it, please visit the following websites:

http://astronomy2009.nasa.gov/
http://astronomy2009.us/
http://www.astronomy2009.org/
http://www.darksky.org/ [A great site to learn about our growing light problems.]

Please join me in celebrating modern astronomy and in preserving our dark skies for future generations--the Galileos yet to come! :) NOTE: If you are new to astronomy, avoid the temptation to rush out and buy a telescope in a department store. Do a bit of research before you lay any money down for "serious" equipment. As avid a stargazer as I am, I actually use my binoculars more than any of my telescopes! :) You can see the Great Orion Nebula fairly well with decent binoculars."
Galileo Galilei Little Thinker Doll
Galileo Galilei Little Thinker Doll
"I love this guy! What a great display item! Check out the Finger Puppet / refrigerator magnet version too--made by the same people!"
Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope
Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope
"An  entry level telescope for the Year of Astronomy!"
The Backyard Astronomer's Guide
The Backyard Astronomer's Guide
"Sweet!"
Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond (Available 2010 Titles Enhanced Web Assign)
Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond (Available 2010 Titles Enhanced Web Assign)
"Cool textbook!"
Lunar: A Glow-in-the-Dark Calendar for the 2009 Lunar Year
Lunar: A Glow-in-the-Dark Calendar for the 2009 Lunar Year
"On my wish list!"
The Telescope: Its History, Technology, and Future
The Telescope: Its History, Technology, and Future
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Astronomy
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Astronomy
"A new product we want to try!"
NOVA - Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
NOVA - Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
"Interesting. The History Channel also has a DVD, "Man, Moment, Machine: Galileo and The Sinful Spyglass.""
Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars with Tripod Adapter
Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars with Tripod Adapter
"These are amazing! They're big, so some users might need to have a tripod to hold them steady enough for satisfying viewing."
Galileo in Rome: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Genius
Galileo in Rome: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Genius
"On my wish list!"
Orion 04110 Star Target Planisphere (Black)
Orion 04110 Star Target Planisphere (Black)
"Excellent tool!"
Orion 09351 UltraView 10x50 Wide-Angle Binoculars (Black)
Orion 09351 UltraView 10x50 Wide-Angle Binoculars (Black)
"Another bino alternative. Please do your own research before buying any astro equipment. Getting the wrong stuff can really deflate one's enjoyment of stargazing."
The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book: Blast into outer space with stellar facts, intergalactic trivia, and out-of-this-world puzzles
The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book: Blast into outer space with stellar facts, intergalactic trivia, and out-of-this-world puzzles
"Get the kids involved!"
The Telescope (Inventions That Shaped the World)
The Telescope (Inventions That Shaped the World)
Orion 05594 2-Inch 13 Percent Transmission Moon Filter (Black)
Orion 05594 2-Inch 13 Percent Transmission Moon Filter (Black)
"Read reviews before buying! This is not a deep sky scope! If you are into big, distant views, better start with the SkyQuest Dobsonian below!"
Orion 8944 SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
Orion 8944 SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
"A hearty scope that gives fine views without the frustration of EQ telescopes."
Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium
Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium
"This is one of my favorite products! :)"
The Essential Galileo (Hackett Classics)
The Essential Galileo (Hackett Classics)
"On wish list."
Planisphere Watch
Planisphere Watch
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems: Ptolemaic and Copernican
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems: Ptolemaic and Copernican
"A must read for science majors!"
Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger
Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger
"On my wish list."
Along Came Galileo
Along Came Galileo
"A great book for young people!"
Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei
Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei
"A good book for younger people! :)"
Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities (For Kids series)
Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities (For Kids series)
Galileo Galilei - When the World Stood Still
Galileo Galilei - When the World Stood Still
Sky & Telescope's Mirror-Image Field Map of the Moon
Sky & Telescope's Mirror-Image Field Map of the Moon
"Great for moon watches!"
Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography (Springer Praxis Books / Popular Astronomy)
Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography (Springer Praxis Books / Popular Astronomy)
Phases of the Moon (Patterns in Nature)
Phases of the Moon (Patterns in Nature)
"This is a great product for young children: four to eight."
The Moon Watcher's Companion: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Moon, and More
The Moon Watcher's Companion: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Moon, and More
On The Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres (On the Shoulders of Giants)
On The Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres (On the Shoulders of Giants)
The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus
The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus
Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope
Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope
Astronomy 2010
Astronomy 2010
Astronomical Calendar 2010
Astronomical Calendar 2010
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