Maker Faire Bay Area 2013

Dobsonian Telescope Making

Build your own telescope! Learn how a reflector telescope works. The method for grinding & polishing the mirror will be shown. Itu2019s a fantastic experience seeing Saturnu2019s rings, or the Orion Nebulae through a telescope you built yourself!


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About the Maker

Douglas Smith

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 ( and completed FirstLight, his 16 u00bdu201d Dobsonian truss-tube telescope: