Astronomy magazine podcast: Stellafane

Stellafane President John Gallagher talks about the convention, amateur telescope-making, and how you can own a piece of astronomy history.
By | Published: July 6, 2007 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Stellafane 2003
Rain and clouds prompted attendees to rename Stellafane 2003 “Stellarain,” but more than a thousand amateur astronomers and telescope makers were still able to enjoy the annual event.
Phil Harrington
July 6, 2007
Stellafane is a gathering of amateur telescope makers. The convention was started in 1926 by the Springfield Telescope Makers to give amateur telescope makers an opportunity to gather to show off their creations and teach each other telescope making and mirror-grinding techniques. Springfield Telescope Makers President John Gallagher discusses the group, the convention, and telescope-making.

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