Saturday, August 6, 2016
I Won a Prize at Stellafane
I am stunned, and really pleased. I wanted to display the telescope I built for observing sunspots, at Stellafane, but there was nothing really in particular about this scope and I had not ground and polished the lens. But I wanted to show it to people so decided to enter it in the competition, under "Mechanical." They gave me second prize in the "Special Category" as it's called. I think they really liked that I was doing science with this telescope. When it was on display, about a dozen people or so came by to look at it, and to ask detailed questions. The people who were fascinated about the project were really impressed and wanted to take pictures of it. So that was fun. I won a prize in mechanical design here, back in 1992, I think it was, for a telescope I built to take to Australia, that folded up on a board.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:56 PM