Most science fiction fans I know grew up looking at the night sky and wondering what was up there, and what it would be like to travel to the stars. Shows like Battlestar Galactica help us satisfy that part of our imagination.
But what if, in a real way, you could help a child see the stars?
2009 is the International Year of Astronomy and in conjunction with that, the International Astronomical Union has commissioned the production of the Galileoscope, a low-cost but high quality telescope with a retail price of just $15 US.
They are also accepting donations. If you donate a Galileoscope, the IAU will pool the donations and distribute those telescopes to worthy children, parents and teachers around the world, who would not otherwise have a chance to see the stars.
The 13th Colony will be donating a telescope. We’d like to challenge other BSG fan clubs around the world to do the same.