[2006-Nov-25] The old-style Astro Images pages have been converted to the new style Astrophotos pages. and we have posted some new material which has been sitting in the webmasters mailbox for far too long. See new photos from the March Total Solar Eclipse taken by club members Kris Larsen, David McGaw and Bob Morse, and astrophotos from Tucson, AZ by Roberto Villasenor.
[2006-Nov-11] The Springfield Telescope Makers held their annual business meeting on Saturday, November 11 in their clubhouse on Breezy Hill. They voted to revise their bylaws to expand the Board of Directors to include the immediate past president and two members-at-large. They then elected the following board members: John Gallagher, President; Jeff Lowe, Vice President; Wayne Zuhl, Secretary; Melinda Callis, Treasurer; Dave Prowten and Ken Slater, members-at-large. Brad Vietje rounds out the new board as past president.
[2006-Oct-9] Thanks to secretary Wayne Zuhl, we now video online for some of the Technical Talks and most segments of the Saturday Evening Program. If you missed any of these events, or just want to refresh your memory, you can download the video for your enjoyment and education.
[2006-Oct-1] This new page in Early History section documents our club's efforts at restoring the Hartness Equatorial Turret Telescope, with special emphasis on the cleaning and discoveries of Brashear objective. Text and photos by Jim Daley.
[2006-Oct-1] This new page in Early History section documents the Porter Sundial on the south wall of the Stellafane Clubhouse. Text and photos by Jay Drew.
[2006-Oct-1] The Springfield Telescope Makers held an open house at 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 30th on Breezy Hill at the clubhouse and Porter Turret Telescope, with plans to view the Moon and other objects. Even though the clouds were uncooperative, the Moonlight Mania was a pleasant success with a fair number of guests making the trip out to visit and see our facilities. Good food, a warm fire, and the company of friends both old and new made for a most pleasant evening. (Thanks to Jeff Lowe for the report)
[2006-Jul-30] The 2006 Stellafane Conventions was a success! The new Flanders Pavilion saw it's initial convention use and all agreed it is an excellent, roomy building for holding convention meetings and telescope making demonstrations. Although we had some afternoon rain showers, Friday evening featured a dark sky with great observing and the optical competition was completed that evening. See the 2006 Stellafane Convention page for reports, results and photos.
[2006-Jul-29] In Recognition of:
we [NERAL (Northeast Region of the Astronomical League)] hereby present this Award to Paul Anthony Valleli.
Presented this day, July 29, 2006 at Stellafane In fond remembrance of Deep Sky Observer, Science Writer and ATM Historian, Walter Scott Houston.
[2006-May-21] A newly redesigned web site, with easier navigation and a more modern look was launched. You are looking at right now. See About Our New Look for more details.
[2006-May-21] Stellafane had a strong presence at the Northeast Astronomy Forum held May 6-7 in Suffren, New York. Several members of the club demonstrated mirror making and displayed home made telescopes. The clubs booth was well received and had good attendance.
[2006-Feb-12] The next Stellafane Mirror Class will start in October, and run once a monthly through March 2007 during the day on Saturdays. Since 1995 we have had full classes and many great mirrors made, in a casual and fun environment with expert instructors to guide you through this process. You must register to attend, and classes fill up quickly. Click for Mirror Class Registration Information.
[2006-Jan-1] The 6,000 square foot Flanders Pavilion building shell is up and weather tight! However, it still needs electric service, a floor, and audio/video equipment to be ready for the 2006 convention. The club is carrying a large mortgage on this new building. We know this new facility will make convention nicer for everyone this year; The fall rains in 2005 proved our new drainage system will prevent puddles in this area. So please consider helping us pay for this great new addition. Click for Donation Information.
[2006-Jan-1] We will post the Convention Bulletin and Registration Information in May. In the meantime, save the dates, and plan for a great convention in 2006! Click for Convention Information.