Judi and I were honored to fill in for a guest speaker unable to attend the Southern Star Astronomy Convention. It was a long but interesting drive to Wildacres Retreat, a magnificent resort used by the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club for 30-years. Located near the Blue Ridge Parkway and the town of Little Switzerland in North Carolina, we met a great entourage of fellow enthusiasts over a short stay to give two talks: the opening conferences talk on Thursday evening, April 27, and a talk the next morning.
A nice blog post on the event can be found at Roger Ivester’s Astronomy Sketches & Notes blog.
My talks were on my career, and choosing eyepieces. The first talk and presentation description was:
The second talk and description was:
Much material pertinent to both presentations can be found on the blog I wrote for Astronomy Magazine: The evolution of eyepiece developments at Tele Vue.
The following slides on the second talk cover topics and material that go beyond the Astronomy blog post and may be thought provoking for those interested in choosing eyepieces, and an extension of much material on the subject on our website. You’re always welcome to call me, to discuss choosing your own eyepieces if our website and related information is too intimidating :-).
- Astronomy Magazine blog: The evolution of eyepiece developments at Tele Vue
- More on choosing eyepieces on our website (mobile version)
- About Tele Vue on our website (mobile version)
- About Al Nagler on our website (mobile version)