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REFLECTING TELESCOPES THAT GIVE MORE SKY FOR LESS
WHO IS STARGAZER STEVE?
In 1981 Steve built a giant trailer-mounted telescope which
won two awards at the annual Stellafane Telescope Maker's Convention at
Springfield, Vermont. With this telescope, Science North held, in 1985,
the first public observation in Canada of the returning Halley's Comet.
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a special grade teacher gave him a little book about the stars, Steve has
been looking for better ways to share the joy of discovering the Universe
above with more and more people. For most of his life he has been an amateur
astronomer and telescope maker, Steve studied Physics to the MSc level,
and later founded an astronomy club at the North Bay Ontario high school
where he taught Science. In 1982 he moved to Sudbury to set up Astronomy
programs for the public at Science North.
While working with countless new stargazers during 10
years at Science North and answering questions about telescopes it became
clear that first-time scope buyers had to face a difficult choice: on the
one hand there were cheap, shaky, poorly designed telescopes, and on the
other hand very expensive ones which worked well.
To solve this dilemma, Steve combined the best features
of the classic starter reflecting telescope of the 1950's and '60's with
the advantages of a superior design in hand-crafted wood. He then devoted
himself to providing a superior experience of the sky by producing this
scope at a truly affordable price.
||With this 14-foot giant telescope, Steve pioneered the use of
equatorial platforms on large Dobsonian scopes to track with an electric drive. from 1981 to 1984 it held the record for the biggest scope ever seen at Stellafane and it won two Stellafane awards because of its unique mount and drive.
To contact Stargazer Steve email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
COPYRIGHT © 2002, STARGAZER STEVE