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Desert Sky Gazers and EAC to present “Heroes of the Telescope Revolution”

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Desert Sky Gazers and EAC to present “Heroes of the Telescope Revolution”

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ— Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus , in partnership with The Desert Sky Gazers amateur astronomy club, will present a free, family-friendly lecture and slideshow on “Heroes of the Telescope Revolution” on September 19, 2009, at 6:30 p.m., in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus.

As part of the International Year of Astronomy, celebrating the 400th year of Galileo’s use of the telescope to look at the heavens, the club will present an educational look at many of the great personalities of history who contributed to the advancement of astronomy as we know it today.

“This is an ideal time for you and your children to discover the truly great things that were accomplished by the ‘heroes’ who will be identified and discussed by Desert Sky Gazers member Mark Madsen,” says Discovery Park Campus dean, Harry Swanson. “You will learn how Galileo saw the ‘ears’ of Saturn, the phases of Venus, and the seas on the Moon. You and your family will learn of the magic and mystery that we, today, take for granted as simple science.”

As has become tradition, the event will include a free raffle that will include two telescope kits that are very similar to that originally used by Galileo Galilei. For more information about this event or Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at 428-6260.