Thursday, July 19, 2007

Celestron Contest: Have a Star named in your honor

I received an interesting email the other day from Celestron. They make optical equipment. About the size of a camcorder and weighing less than 16 ounces, the SkyScout utilizes a consumer-friendly "point and shoot" GPS technology that enables stargazers to instantly identify and/or locate over 6,000 celestial objects in the sky with the press of a button and listen to commentary on the object and its history. Among its many accolades, the SkyScout has been named "Best of America" by the editors of Reader's Digest magazine, 2006 titleholder of PC Magazine's Last Gadget Standing and is a recipient of Popular Mechanic's Editor's Choice Award as well as the Backpacker's Editor's Choice Award. Here is the link to the contest: In the press release, it says the Entrants To Nominate Their Favorite "Celebrity" To Be Forever "Immortalized" With Their Own Star Named In Their Honor by International Star Registry. You can get theSkyScout® Personal Planetarium(TM) and camping supplies and gear needed for a family outdoor adventure. "All of our stargazing and exploration products are designed to enhance the overall outdoor experience and make it easy for 'adventurers' of all levels and backgrounds to truly view the exceptional splendor of the night sky during outdoor activities like camping or hiking," said Joseph A. Lupica Jr., president and CEO of Celestron. "The SkyScout appeals to the curiosity of today's stargazers, allowing someone to observe and understand objects in space with pioneering technology never previously available. Not only does the SkyScout transform the night sky into a personal planetarium, its small size makes it the perfect accessory for any outdoor adventure." LewisC