EVENTS and LINKS ATM, Amateur Telescope Making

 




Randall Museum
199 Museum Way
San Francisco, CA 94114

Dobsonian Telescope Making Class at the Randall Museum

Continuing the tradition of John Dobson teaching telescope making, San Francisco Amateur Astronomers offers telescope making classes at the Randall Museum in San Francisco. Learn how to make your own telescope by grinding and polishing your own telescope mirror, and design and build the entire telescope.

Learn how a Dobsonian Telescope works- designed around the optics, and balanced.

Grind and polish your own mirror for your telescope. Customize the size of your scope based on the diameter of the glass you choose, and the focal length.

Contact:
Website:
http://www.randallmuseum.org/classes/randall-museum-teen-adult-classes-winter/

Posted August 22, 2014, partial update February 9, 2017

 
 SFAA page about Randall telescope making

Note, change of location due to renovations at the Randall Museum.

San Francisco Amateur Astronomers
The Observation Post at The Presidio
211 Lincoln Boulevard, San Francisco

Posted February 2, 2015
 
 


John Dobson telescope making video is now available on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snz7JJlSZvw
    Posted May 24, 2015


Telescope Makers Work Shop
Most Fridays at the Chabot Space and Science Center, Oakland.



San Francisco Amateur Astronomers



The San Mateo County Astronomical Society
Regular meetings at the
College of San Mateo ( CSM ) Planetarium
at the West end of Hillsdale Blvd.
in San Mateo.  First
Friday of the month.

Alcoat version of SMCAS Newsletter available online
as part of this website.   Updates monthly ( June 6, 2012 )


Peninsula Astronomical Society,
meets at Foothill College
 


The San Jose Astronomical Association meets at Hogue Park
in Campbell on the Saturday night near the full moon.
San Jose Astronomical Association newsletter, "Ephemeris".
The SJAA Astronomy Association has quite a schedule 
with monthly in-town star parties.
( April, 2008 )

As was announced tonight at our meeting( SMCAS Feb 3, 2017 ), the San Jose Astronomical Association holds a Telescope Fix It workshop on the first Sunday afternoon of every month. The next one to be held is this Sunday, Feb. 5 from 2P-4P at their meeting place in Houge Park in San Jose.

Houge Park
3972 Twilight Dr,
San Jose, CA

To make the best use of this resource, the SJAA asks that a form be submitted to describe the problem so they can be prepared for what your problem is. I am not sure if this session is open to non-SJAA members or not, but you can inquire when you submit the form. The form and a description of this service is found at:

http://www.sjaa.net/programs/fixit/

if interested. The next session will be Sun. March 5.

Ken L.
 


 

 




The Fremont Peak public programs.


Music of the Spheres summer music program at Lick Observatory.

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The Automated extra solar Planet Finder and other
Telescopes at Lick Observatory



Public Astronomy Programs,
Mt. Tamaulipas State Park




NASA, ASP and Hubble Links

More NASA LINKS

SOFIA, The installation of an astronomical telescope in a
modified 747SP aircraft.


 


   LINKS, Links Table of Contents


Links to Institutions, Research, Public Outreach

Links to Amateur Groups, Public Outreach, Telescopes

Links to Regional Star Parties

Links to Magazine and Commercial Internet Web Sites

Links to Vendors

Links to Manufacturers

ATM, Amateur Telescope Making

Astrophotography and Spectroscopy

'Do It Yourself' Professional Astronomy

Links to Some Neat Sites and Software

Audio Astronomy Programs Online and Astronomical Reference

Online References for Professional Astronomers

Space Art

 

Links to Institutions, Research, Public Outreach

Links to Amateur Groups, Public Outreach, Telescopes

Links to Regional Star Parties


Links to Magazine and Commercial Internet Web Sites

 

Links to Vendors


Links to Manufacturers

Astrophotography

Astrophotography using Web Cams



'Do It Yourself' Professional Astronomy

 


Links to Some Neat Sites

 

Audio Astronomy Programs Online and Astronomical Reference

 

Online references for Professional Astronomers
       Sky & Telescope, March 2002, page 52.

 

Space Art

 

Other Art

   

 

 

Links tested October 10, 2015


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