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Teaching With Telescopes

Teaching With Telescopes is designed to help teachers bring small telescopes into the classroom. We focus on the Galileoscope, a low cost, high optical quality telescope designed to let students recreate Galileo's historic observations. The Galileoscope was designed for the International Year of Astronomy by a team of leading astronomers, optical engineers, and science educators.

The Teaching With Telescopes website provides information about the Galileoscope, extensive assembly directions, an observing guide, and classroom activities using the Galileoscope. Teachers can take an online course on using the Galileoscope and participate in the discussion forum.