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[2004-Apr-20] The Springfield Telescope Makers demonstrated mirror making at the 2004 NORTH EAST ASTRONOMY FORUM hosted by our friends at the ROCKLAND ASTRONOMY CLUB.
[2004-Apr-15] Following the tradition set down by our founder, Russell W. Porter, the Springfield Telescope Makers continually work to improve the Stellafane convention to give amateur telescope makers an opportunity to gather, show off their creations and teach each other telescope making and mirror grinding techniques. The current project to continue that tradition is the construction of the “Flanders Pavilion”. This 6000 square foot meeting hall will provide a dry and comfortable environment for lectures and demonstrations on telescope and mirror making both during the Stellafane convention and for public classes at other times of the year. It is hoped that this facility will be completed by the 2005 Stellafane convention. To accomplish this goal the Springfield Telescope Makers need your help to raise the funds necessary for the completion of this ambitious project that will greatly improve the quality of the convention. If you have any questions about this project please ask.
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The 69th Convention was held August 13th & 14th. For reports and photos, see the Convention page.