Hello {!firstname},
Hopefully you are old enough to remember the late predecessor of Jay Leno`s tonite show,  none other than

late night television, Mr. Johnny Carson himself.

Carson was a great promoter of Science, and also popularized the late, great Carl Sagan as well.

Carson would on occasion bring out his alter ego, the great Karnak, after his monologue  (Carson would sport a Turban and a Cape, which he usually tripped
and stumbled on as he came out of stage ).

The great Karnak would make some remarkable predictions, preceded by this statement by his co^host and straight man, Ed McMahon:

 ``I hold in my hand the envelopes. As a child of four can plainly see, these envelopes have been hermetically sealed. They've been kept in a #2 mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnall's porch since noon today. No one knows the contents of these envelopes, but you, in your borderline divine and mystical way, will ascertain the answers having never before seen the questions."

The great Karnak would then proceed to mystically answer these questions, usually reflecting current events of the time.

Here is an example:

Answer: Comet Ison

Question: Which Comet will NOT turn out to be the biggest flop of 2013


Now, if the response to the answer was a total flop, and the audience booed, the Great Karnak would respond  with a curse, along the lines of this:

`May the sewers of Rangoon, back up into your kitchen sink`!...
Yes, indeed oh Great Karnak! ....


     Did you also  know that Johnny Carson was also an amateur astronomer?

Yes, he owned a Celestron 14 inch telescope in an observatory in his backyard.  Very cool!

RIP Johnny, now in that big observatory up in the sky...........

 Clear Skies,


Ray Khan


     PS    And speaking of our friends at Celestron, starting today a new promotion for the CPC Series of telescopes has
been added to the roster.  Here are the details below!

PPS Big thanks to Eric Briggs, for reminding me of the magnificence of the Great Karnak this morning.
I think we got the Sewers of Rangoon in rain again last night here in Toronto..........

Save BIG with end of the year Celestron Rebates!

Right now Celestron is offering some HUGE rebates of a selection of their premier products. Save up to $200 on the best-selling Celestron NexStar SE Telescopes!

For the second time in Celestron history, they will be offering a fully computerized 8" SCT telescope for an incredibly low price.

You'll also find $300 off on Celestron CPC Computerized Telescopes from now until the end of the year. Need more? Then check out the deals on Celestron Equatorial Mounts. Celestron is offering up to $1000 instant savings for the month of November. Save $200 on CGEM systems, $300 on CGEM DX systems and $1000 on CGE Pro systems.

Grab these savings while they last!

Extended Retail Store Holiday Hours:
(Starting November 15th through December 22)
Monday through Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m
Thursday: 10:00 am to 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

December 23rd and 31st we close at 6:00 p.m.

Telephone: 416-783-4140 ᅠToll Free: 1-800-580-7160


Leave a comment

Comments have to be approved before showing up

Welcome to the Loyalty Points Demo Store :-)

Sign up and receive 5000 pts to test out in our Store.

Earning and redeeming Reward Points

Earns you
Redeems to

Ways you can earn

  • Product Purchase
  • Refer a friend
  • Share on social media

Learn more about our program