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First Convention Announcement
Postcard sent to announce the first Stellafane Convention July 3 & 4, 1926.
Postcard sent to announce
the first Stellafane Convention
July 3 & 4, 1926

Current & Future Conventions

2018 Stellafane Convention

The 2018 Stellafane Convention will be held Thursday through Sunday, August 9-12

2019 Stellafane Convention

The 2019 Stellafane Convention will be held Thursday thru Sunday August 1-4.

Convention Reminders

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About the Stellafane Convention

The Stellafane Convention is a gathering of amateur telescope makers. The Convention was started in 1926 to give amateur telescope makers an opportunity to gather to show off their creations and teach each other telescope making and mirror-grinding techniques. All telescopes, commercial and homemade, are welcome. If you have made your own telescope, we strongly encourage you to display it in the telescope fields near the Stellafane Clubhouse. If you wish, you can enter your homemade telescope in the mechanical and/or optical competition. There are also mirror-grinding and telescope-making demonstrations, technical lectures on telescope making and the presentation of awards for telescope design and craftsmanship. Vendor displays and the retail sale of commercial products are not permitted.

Previous & Historic Conventions

We have posted reports, photos, and videos from prior conventions for the following years:

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

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