Maker Faire Bay Area 2013
Build your own telescope! Learn how a reflector telescope works. The method for grinding & polishing the mirror will be shown. It's a fantastic experience seeing Saturn's rings, or the Orion Nebulae through a telescope you built yourself!
About the Maker
Douglas Smith currently works as a Digital Design Specialist at the international architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. He is also Secretary of the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers (http://www.sfaa-astronomy.org/) and completed FirstLight, his 16 u00bd" Dobsonian truss-tube telescope: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20011570-1.html.