How many times have you sat around the campfire with friends trying to figure out what constellation is lighting up the sky above your head? Everyone knows the Big Dipper, and about half of fellow campers are able to recognize Orion’s Belt, but after that, celestial ignorance reigns supreme. Hey, is that red thing Mars?
Now there is a handy new gadget to help out. The Celestron SkyScout is a 1 lb. 13 oz. star locater which, when pointed at the night sky, can identify more than 6,000 twinkle twinkles. An LCD screen displays information about the constellations and planets, while an audio function will spice up the campfire with hours of facts and stories about astronomy.
Naturally, spotting Uranus will of course be the highlight of the evening.