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2016 Convention

Thursday, Aug 4 –  Sunday, Aug 7



— Why You Should Attend —

Hint: Get Ready for the 2017 Eclipse!

The 2016 Stellafane Convention

will be held Thursday through Sunday Aug 4-7

2017 Convention will be July 20-23

NPS Centenial Celebration

Stellafane celebrates the NPS at the Vermont State House.

United Lens Donates Glass to Stellafane

United Lens, always generous to amateurs, donates Pyrex blanks.

2015 Convention Photos & Reports

Photos, Telescope Cometition Winners and Reports.

Odyssey of a Wayward Telescope Nut

Memories of the 1966 Convention by Jim Beaty.

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