DAS ATM Sig

The Delaware Astronomical Society

Amateur Telescope Making

Special Interest Group

 

 

The DAS Amateur Telescope Making (ATM) Special Interest Group (SIG) meets according to the availability of the SIG members.

 

 

 

The ATM SIG includes:

  • all manner of telescope making
  • mirror making,
  • telescope testing,
  • making of telescope accessories.
  • new telescope tubes,
  • secondary mirror holders,
  • making solar filters for telescopes and binoculars.

In particular, we’ve made telescope mirrors from scratch and completed some that members have had in the works from as far back as the 1960’s.

Anyone interested in joining the ATM SIG should email their name, address, and phone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Amateur Telescope Making Articles

John Dobson Tribute
Published: 09-25-2014 Hits: 1574
John Dobson was an extremely talented telescope maker and promoter of astronomy.  He invented the famous Dobsonian Telescope which is now a classic telescope design.  Rob Lancaster, a DAS ...

Upcoming SIG Meetings

Oct
13

October 13, 2017 - October 14, 2017

The exact date, time, and activity depend on the weather and will be announced 1-2 days ahead via DAS YAHOO GROUP email and by direct email to AP-SIG members.

Nov
17

November 17, 2017 - November 18, 2017

The exact date, time, and activity depend on the weather and will be announced 1-2 days ahead via DAS YAHOO GROUP email and by direct email to AP-SIG members.

Dec
15

December 15, 2017 - December 16, 2017

The exact date, time, and activity depend on the weather and will be announced 1-2 days ahead via DAS YAHOO GROUP email and by direct email to AP-SIG members.

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