Celestron Announces A Permanent Price Reduction And Upgraded Features On The Award Winning SkyScout Personal Planetarium

THE UNIVERSE IS NOT THE ONLY THING EXPANDING…

TORRANCE, CA – (July 1, 2008) – Celestron® one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes and related accessories, has announced a price reduction for their award winning SkyScout® Personal Planetarium®, making it more affordable than ever. Celestron is also pleased to announce a new version of firmware (1.30) that expands the knowledge of SkyScout beyond 50,000 objects. SkyScout owners can simply upgrade their database at www.celestron.com for FREE.

“Celestron is pleased to offer the consumer a lower price point for SkyScout, while also adding additional features and content at no cost.” said Joseph A. Lupica Jr., president and CEO of Celestron. “It is rare for a company to provide free upgrades and support for a consumer electronic product. Celestron understands what our customers deserve and we are committed to keeping our products and service standards high year after year.”

The expanding SkyScout Personal Planetarium family now features many new accessories as well; including high-quality, rechargeable SkyScout Speakers and SkyScout Expansion Cards (All About the Stars and Astronomy for Beginners). The SkyScout continues to be the easiest to use, most accurate and most reliable device of its kind on the market. Visit, www.celestron.com for detailed information on product features and availability.

About Celestron

Celestron the leading designer, manufacturer and importer of high-quality optical products including computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories, binoculars, spotting scopes and microscopes. Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become one of the world’s leading telescope makers, and enjoys brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. Celestron’s innovative products continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades, adding to an already impressive list that includes awards for product innovation from Reader’s Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Consumer Electronics Association and more. Celestron sells and markets its products worldwide through a variety of specialty retail outlets and international distributors. Celestron is a privately held company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities, in Torrance, CA. For more information about Celestron please visit http://www.celestron.com.