We are pleased to offer a pre-Stellafane workshop all day on Thursday, August 16th, at the historic Hartness House Inn and Porter-Hartness Museum of Telescope Making located in Springfield, Vermont. Proceeds will support the Hartness-Porter Museum of Telescope Making, which is run by volunteers from the Springfield Telescope Makers. While associated with the Stellafane Convention, this is a separate event and separate registration and fees apply.
2012 Topic: Historical Telescopes and Related Instrumentation: Conservation and Study.
The 2012 Hartness House Workshop will continue a series started in 2009. This year's theme, organized in collaboration with local members of the Antique Telescope Society, will return to the workshop's historical roots with a focus on antique telescopes, observatories, and related equipment.
The schedule will include special tours of the associated Hartness Observatory and Hartness-Porter Museum of Amateur Telescope Making.
A few speakers already scheduled:
The Complete Schedule is now available: Hartness House Workshop 2012 Program (PDF file).
Photos from this event are here.
Registration, which includes a buffet lunch at Hartness House and coffee-break refreshments, was $75.