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This class begins October 10, 2015.

To sign up for a future Mirror Class, see the pink box on the Mirror Class Main Page. We expect the next class to start in October 2016.

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Schedule & Class Pictures

A photo album of a session is typically added to the table below within a week of when the session was held.

Including brief notes about the session
Class Pictures
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B1: Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Stellafane:
Bonus Session for Returning Students Only.

1: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Stellafane:

  • 10:00 - 4:00: Workshop
  • 10:30 - 11:30: Class #1:
    Overview & Rough Grinding

2: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Stellafane:

  • 10:00 - 4:00: Workshop

3: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Fletcher House:

  • 10:00 - 4:00: Workshop
  • 11:00 - Noon: Class #2: Fine Grinding

6: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Fletcher House:

  • 10:00 - 4:00: Workshop
  • 11:00 - 1:00: Class #4: Auto-Collimation Testing

7: Saturday, February TBD, 2016 at Fletcher House:

  • 10:00 - 4:00: Workshop

8: Saturday, March TBD, 2016 at Fletcher House:

  • 10:00 - 4:00: Workshop
  • 11:00 - Noon: Class #5: Focalt Testing


9: Saturday, April TBD, 2016 at Stellafane:

  • 10:00 - 4:00: Workshop

Students & Mirror Status

2015-2016 Mirror Class Student Projects

Mirror Maker
*Club Member
 Experienced Student Projects


Thanks to our large group of volunteer instructors, we can hold these mirror class and give everyone the individualized attention they require. Several of our instructors work professionally in the optics industry, and many have competed dozens or mirrors and more complicated optics as amateurs.

Officers, Directors and Full Members of the club have had to successfully make a mirror or other quality optical surface.

Francis O'Reilly
Francis O'Reilly
Mirror Class Leader & Full Member
In the Pavilion Mirror Lab 2013
Ray Morris
Ray Morits
Full Member
Showing a student how to Measure Sagitta
Instructor Jay Drew
Jay Drew
Full Member
Eats #80 Grit for a Snack!
Instructor Rick Hunter
Rick Hunter
Full Member
Using the Foucault Tester
Instructor Glenn Jackson
Glenn Jackson
Associate Member
At Mirror Class in 2015
Instructor Dave Kelly
Dave Kelly
Full Member
Demonstrates Polishing Techniques
Instructor Jeff Lowe
Jeff Lowe
Full Member & Past President
Mechanical Judging at Convention
Carl Malikowski
Carl Malikowski
Full Member & Secretary
With a Mirror he completed in 2009
Dick Parker
Dick Parker
Full Member
At the 2007 Stellafane Convention
Instructor Phil Rounseville
Phil Rounseville
Full Member
Making Pitch Laps at the 2001 Convention
Instructor Ken Slater
Ken Slater
Full Member, Trustee & Webmaster
Explaining Foucault Testing
Instructor Dave Tabor
Dave Tabor
Full Member & Vice President
Making a Pitch Lap in the 2006-07 Class
Instructor Samantha Tabor
Samantha Tabor
Full Member
At the 2007 Convention
Instructor Paul Valelli
Paul Valleli
Full Member
At the 2006 Stellafane Convention

Final Report

Will be posted at the conclusion of this class.

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