Monday, April 18, 2011

Astronomy Show - New York State

My Friend Steve and I - one time science guys - went to a geek fest for astronomy fans. It was an entirely new world... A story best told in a few pictures.

Now that's a telescope

This is an outdoor plastic dome to house your home telescope. It looked like a porta-John.

These are high tech, highly engineered mounts for your telescope. And they are not cheap.

They even had a demonstration on how to grind your own mirrors for a reflector telescope.

The show wasn't all geeky - there were a few laughs.

One booth had free meteorites - Yes, FREE... And one came home with me.

In the end, Steve picked his telescope to find new stars. Now, all he has to do is find the cash.

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