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Make a Galileoscope!

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Four hundred years ago, Galileo turned his small telescope toward the heavens. His observations
transformed our understanding of the universe. Galileo saw craters on the Moon, phases of Venus, moons orbiting Jupiter, and “ears” on Saturn which we now know to be rings. His systematic observations challenged conventional scientific knowledge of the day.

We will be making our own "Galileoscopes".  It is similar in size to the ones used by Galileo to make his
historic observations. The Galileoscope is capable of resolving craters on the Moon, the phases of Venus, the four Galilean Moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn. The Galileoscope also can be used to observe bright double stars, star clusters, nebular, and even some of the brighter galaxies.

Reservations are required on Eventbrite.

For 3rd-6th graders and a parent/caregiver.

ONE Galileoscope per family.


This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends.

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