Celestron Announces A Permanent Price Reduction And Upgrades to SkyScout Personal Planetarium

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.