Virtual telescope company Slooh is ready for the eclipse

Slooh, a Connecticut-based company, makes it easy and now free to look at the night sky through any one of dozens of telescopes around the world. To use the service you simply log in and pick a telesc

Hyper Telescope: Bandai's new "science toy" for kids

<img src="" /> Major toymaker Bandai yesterday announced the <a href="">Hyper Telescope</a> [JP], wh

Video: Refractor telescope from 1934 still in use at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute

Derrick Pitts, lead astronomer at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute, talks about the telescope used in the Bloom Observatory. The 10-inch refractor telescope has been around since 1934, and was