December 3rd Special Days - Featuring 25+ Telescope Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, December 03, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Young Astronomer, by PublicDomainPictures on Pixabay

December 3rd is... Telescope Birthday, Disabled Persons Awareness Day/International Day of Disabled Persons/International Day of Persons with Disabilities/Disability Day (1992), 3D Printing Day, International Spirit of the Game Day, National Pig Tail Day, Neon Lighting Birthday (1910), National Let's Hug Day, National Apple Pie Day, Flamenco Guitar Day, International Day of the Basque Language, National Green Bean Casserole Day, A Streetcar Named Desire Broadway Opening (1947), Make a Gift Day, International Spirit of the Game Day, National Roof Over Your Head Day, National Doctors' Day, National Peppermint Latte Day, National Phenylketonuria (PKU) Awareness Day, Advocate's Day (India), St. Francis Xavier's Day, Feast Day of Saint Birinus

More Special Days: Giving Tuesday, World Trick Shot Day, Travel Deal Tuesday, Giving News Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: 50 Things To See With A Telescope - Kids: A Constellation Focused Approach, by John A Read (Author). Publisher: John A Read (July 27, 2017)Telescope Birthday (1622)
-- It is quite a common belief Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei invented the telescope but this is not strictly true. The earliest workings towards the design of the refracting telescope were made by German-Dutch lensmaker Hans Lippershey in 1608. He referred to his design as a Dutch perspective glass, which he used for seeing things far away as if they were nearby. The word telescope wasn't coined in 1611 by the Greek mathematician Giovanni Demisiani for one of Galileo Galilei's instruments presented at a banquet at the Accademia dei Lincei.

Read: 50 Things To See With A Telescope
-- This colorful edition explores the constellations with young readers, guiding them to dozens of galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. Every page features a helpful telescope view, showing exactly how objects appear through a small telescope or binoculars. John Read taught thousands of students how to use telescopes and explore the night sky. Now, he's sharing this knowledge with you! Even without a telescope, this introduction to the night sky is essential for every child's collection.

Image: Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ Telescope
Celestron PowerSeeker Telescope -- Celestron PowerSeeker telescopes are a great way to open up the wonders of the Universe to the aspiring astronomer. The PowerSeeker series is designed to give the first-time telescope user the perfect combination of quality, value, features, and power. Amateur astronomy is a great family hobby that can be enjoyed year-round, and Celestron's PowerSeeker is the ideal choice for an affordable and high-quality telescope providing many hours of enjoyment for the entire family.

Image: Retro Pirate Monocular 25x30 Zoomable PROCHE Pocket Monocular Portable Collapsible Waterproof Captain Jack's Spyglass Handheld Telescope Vintage Monocular for KidsCaptain Jack's Spyglass -- The main components are of high-quality aluminum alloy plating gold while the hand-held part is covered with high-quality leather. Collapsible eyepiece for compact storage. So cool for outdoors! And perfect to be a maritime or pirate collection as well!

Constellations Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Astronomy for Star Gazers: Through a Home Telescope, by Tristan Stenberg (Author), Nathan E. Bradshaw (Narrator), Themeworks Production (Publisher). Release Date: November 8, 2018
Astronomy for Star Gazers:
Through a Home Telescope
Amazon Freebies:

🔭 Free ebooks about telescopes. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🔭 Read ebooks about telescopes for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🔭 Free apps about telescopes

🔭 Free games about telescopes

🔭 Free books and comics about telescopes

🔭 Listen to Digital Music about telescopes with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🔭 Watch Videos about telescopes for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🔭 Listen to Audible books about telescopes with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🔭 Free Alexa Skills | Telescopes

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🔭 Telescopes Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans

🔭 NASA Selfies app - lets you generate snapshots of yourself in a virtual spacesuit, posing in front of gorgeous cosmic locations, like the Orion Nebula or the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

🔭 Free NASA ebooks about space

🔭 Images - Hubble Space Telescope

🔭 ESO/EAAE Journey Across the Solar System | Printables

🔭 Sky Quest Teaching Poster - National Air and Space Museum

🔭 Hands-On Activities (PDF) - MicroObservatory

🔭 Make-Your-Own Hand-held Hubble Telescope Printable

🔭 Print Layouts of the Stars | ESA/Hubble

🔭 Telescope coloring pages

🔭 Observing Resources - Astronomers Without Borders

🔭 Chandra Observatory Printable Activities

🔭 Herschel Space Observatory Educational Resources

🔭 Cardboard Tube Telescope

🔭 Resources - Sidewalk Astronomers

🔭 Seeing in the Dark | For Families | PBS

National Roof Over Your Head Day
- A day of appreciation for the things we have, starting with the roof over our heads. A roof over our head usually signifies living in a house protecting us from the elements, keeping us warm, dry, and cozy. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky as you and I. There are many homeless people right here in our country. There are millions of people around the world who live in poverty or disaster areas and do not have a home to keep them comfortable and safe.

Make a Gift Day
- When a person takes the time to make a gift, they put their heart and soul into that gift, therefore the gift becomes more meaningful. This holiday is a great day to promote the idea of making gifts and remind everyone to find those crafty and artistic abilities we have and make a gift for someone.

International Day of Disabled Persons
- On October 14, 1992, at the end of the Decade of Disabled Persons, the General Assembly proclaimed December 3rd to be an annual observance to promote the continuation of integrating the disabled into general society.

Let's Hug Day
- Give a great big hug to all your family and friends and share if you dare the best hug you have ever received and why it was so special!

Neon Lighting Birthday (1910)
- Neon lighting is created by brightly glowing, electrified glass tubes or bulbs containing rarefied neon or other gases. Georges Claude, a French engineer, and inventor presented neon tube lighting in essentially its modern form at the Paris Motor Show from December 3–18, 1910.

A Streetcar Named Desire Broadway Opening (1947)
- Tennessee Williams's drama opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 1947 with Jessica Tandy (as Blanche Du Bois) and newcomer Marlon Brando (as Stanley Kowalski). Williams was already a Broadway star with his first play, Glass Menagerie, and Streetcar was to be equally successful: it ran for two years and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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