The 2017 Stellafane Convention will be held Thursday through Sunday, July 20-23.
The 2018 Stellafane Convention will be held Thursday through Sunday, August 9-12
The 2019 Stellafane Convention will be held Thursday thru Sunday August 1-4.
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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.
We have posted reports, photos, and videos from prior conventions for the following years:
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