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What Would You Do With a Telescope?

The Cincinnati Observatory is awarding 10 quality telescopes and expert training for 10 individuals or teams to become astronomy ambassadors and further astronomy education in the Cincinnati region.

With the Future Galileos program, we are seeking new and innovative projects that would reach a wide and diverse audience.

The goal is to engage the public with programming centered around the telescopes and increase astronomy education in the region.  Past Future Galileos have delivered more than 1,000 star gazes reaching tens of thousands of people around the region.

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The Telescopes

Winners receive training from local experts on how to use the telescopes and share them with the public.  They also receive:

• Orion XT8 Telescope and eyepieces

• Solar filter for safe solar viewing

• Astronomy books and star charts

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Future Galileos 2022

We want to congratulate the Future Galileos 2022 who are training to share views through their new telescopes with the community:

  • Reza Abrishabaf - Miami Univeristy
  • Jacqueline Bonfield  - Pleasant Ridge Montessori
  • Taylor Brown - Cheviot Library
  • Joe Desiderio - Covedale Library
  • Mark Jordan - Observatory Volunteer
  • Rick Laufman - Loveland High School
  • Ben Oldiges - City of Covington Parks
  • Catherine Rosevear - Lincoln Heights Elementary
  • Becky Sarantou - Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
  • Anne Tobe - Children's Meeting House Montessori

If you have any questions about the program or to see how a Future Galileo can bring a telescope to your community, please contact: Dean Regas dean@cincinnatiobservatory.org

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