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Celestron Honors Captain Kirk

William ShatnerWe’re not quite sure why we were notified about this, but we’re for anything that has to do with Star Trek and it’s first commander, Captain Kirk. William Shatner was recently honored as a favorite in a poll taken by Celestron, home of the SkyScout, the personal planetarium, as part of their Ultimate Backyard Adventure Sweepstakes promotion. He received more votes than other nominees which included Carl Sagan, Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and The Simpsons.

His prize was not only receiving one of the systems (which retails for a whopping $429.00,) but also to have an actual star named after him. After being told he would now be a permanent part of the Final Frontier, Shatner replied, “I believe that you head toward the North Star and turn left, the one on the right is mine.”

(Thanks, Bethany)

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Bleeding Edge TV 131: Celestron SkyScout Demo’d

We speak with Celestron about their SkyScout product, an awesome tool used for stargazing that identifies stars, constellations, and planets by way of GPS and gravitational magnets. Great for beginners and pros alike. We love the concept here, and think the SkyScout is genious, as it even incorporates games and trivia once it thinks you have your astronomical bearings down. Seriously, lots of fun to be had here. Check the video for the full scoop.