March Virtual "What's Up" Star Party w/Special Guest Speaker

  • 27 Mar 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Online using Zoom


  • Members enjoy the star party and host public visitors.

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Online Star Party

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Event starts at 7:00 pm

Club Speaker: Richard Hennig will do a brief presentation on "What's Up" 

Guest Speaker:  Vic Maris  President, Stellarvue Inc.

Topic: Making World Class Refractors

Estimated Start Time: approximately 7:15pm EST

Description of Talk:

Vic's talk will include a brief history of the telescope. He will show how refractors have developed over time and what makes a world class refractor. Bring your questions and when his talk is over he will be happy to answer them for you.

About the Speaker:

Vic Maris is President of Stellarvue Inc. Vic has had a lifelong interest in astronomy and astronomical telescopes since he made his first 6" reflector back in 1967. Vic spent 30 years working for California State Parks as a park ranger and superintendent. As he neared retirement, Vic began teaching astronomy in Sacramento and his students urged him to start a telescope company. So he did.

Vic founded Stellarvue, a high end refractor telescope company in 1998. As the company grew it began making optics for defense and space science. The company expanded its shops and invested in state of the art equipment. Stellarvue is now making some of the sharpest telescope optics on the planet.

No real observing, but we will have an informal get together online.

Hope to see you "there!", Rain or Shine!!!

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