Free telescope, Cassini videos, happy 400th Galileo's Saturn view

Jane Houston Jones jane at
Tue Jul 20 10:15:46 PDT 2010

I was asked by a colleague to see if anyone might want a free telescope, 
complete with eyepieces.  I asked him to take some pictures, and I am 
offering it to our Sidewalk Astronomy email list first.  When I saw the 
pictures of the telescope, I just had to tell a story about it, so 
here's the story and the free telescope offer.  First person to call 
Steve and arrange pickup will get it.  Don't call or email me with 
questions - I am out of the office and traveling until Monday.

Steve is also featured in this awesome video from Cassini today.  It's 
comparing Titan's lakes to Death Valley's Racetrack Playa and the video 
is on this page.  The YouTube 
version is here:

Finally, back to the solar system.  :-)  I was in Washington DC last 
week as part of NASA's 400 years of Discovery - from Galileo to the 
Outer Planets exhibit in the U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn 
Office Building.  The day of our event was also the 400th anniversary of 
Galileo's first telescopic look at Saturn. so I wrote this little piece 
about it for our NASA Solar system Exploration website. Ta da!

Here is what the exhibit looked like:

Over and out, Jane

Jane Houston Jones
Monrovia, CA 
What's Up for July? Dark Nebulae

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