Antique Telescope Society
The Antique Telescope Society, Inc. is organized and operated exclusively for educational and/or scientific purposes. The purpose of the Society is to unite colleagues interested in antique telescopes, binoculars instruments, books, atlases and related items, and to promote the membership's interests in astronomical history and discovery, the history of optics, and the preservation and use of the antique instruments through stewardship and education.
The ATS publishes a quarterly journal, organizes conventions, publishes this web site and moderates an email discussion group. ATS members provide assistance in the restoration of instruments, host educational shows and displays, work to preserve historical data, and assist and guide collectors.