Once again, Stellafane had a booth at North East Astronomy Forum and we had a great time! This video gives you some idea about the energy and activities at our booth.
Video by Wayne Zuhl
We gave away a 6-inch mirror kit each day to a young person who did some grinding in our booth:
The winners were Zach Berger and Julia Russell.
Senator Leahy visits Telescope Making Museum
2013-Mar-29 One of the
owners of the Hartness House sent us this report and
photo: "Senator Leahy and his wife stayed at the
Hartness House last night and we gave them a museum
tour. They loved the Stellafane museum and we took some
pictures there." Leahy is a United States Senator for
Vermont, ranks first in seniority in the Senate and is
the President Pro Tempore. He also chairs the Senate
Judiciary Committee. We are honored to have him visit
our amateur telescope
The Flanders Pavilion Mortgage has been Paid Off;
Stellafane Thanks our many Donors.
The Springfield Telescope Makers are pleased to announce
the mortgage taken out to finance the construction of
the Flanders Pavilion in 2005 has been fully paid off.
We could not have done it without our many generous
donors over the past seven years and the club is
extremely thankful for your support. We believe the
pavilion has markedly improved the quality of the
convention - the pavilion can be darkened for daytime
presentations and yet allow adequate air circulation.
And no one has ever gotten wet feet in the pavilion, unlike the situation
we had to deal for many years in the tent!
We had said every donation, no mater how big or how small, would help - and it did. As we near the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday, please know
that Stellafane is thankful for your long and generous support. Come celebrate our achievement at the 2013 Convention!