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Stellafane Mirror Class

Original Stellafane Mirror Class announcement
This poster by Russell W. Porter announced his first mirror making class at the Jones & Lamson Machine Company. The first meeting was held on August 17, 1920. Sixteen people showed up and were considered charter members of the association that became the Springfield Telescope Makers on December 7, 1923.
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Springfield Telescope Makers, Inc.

The Stellafane Mirror Class

In support of the Springfield Telescope Makers core mission of encouraging and supporting Amateur Telescope Making, we offer Mirror Classes at Stellafane in Springfield, Vermont, USA. Classes are free, but students must provide or buy the necessary material. Space is limited, classes fill up quickly, and you must sign up for class. For more detailed information, please read About the Stellafane Mirror Class.

We expect the next class to start in October 2014.

Current Stellafane Mirror Class

The 20123-2014 Mirror Class Page has the class schedule, an­nouncements, mirror status and photo albums from the current class. This class started in October 2013 and finishes in May 2014.

World-Wide List of Mirror Making Classes

We maintain a list of Mirror Making Classes all over the World. Check to see if one is in your area if you are not located near Stellafane (Southern Vermont, USA).

Reports & Photos from
Previous Stellafane Mirror Classes

Mirror Classes held in the Bunkhouse and McGregor Observatory run from October through March (sometimes we extend them due to weather cancelations or special extra sessions). The recent ones have the following information available on this web site: Class Schedule, Mirror Status, Photo Albums from each sessions, Instructor Pictures and a Final Report:

Earlier classes only have limited information available:

The earliest class has no online information:

Directions to Stellafane

Mirror Making classes are held at Stellafane East; check in at the Pavilion. The Directions to Stellafane page will tell you how to get there.