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MSRAL 2006 Convention

SLAS Regular Meeting
Friday, August 21, 2015 7:30pm
McDonnell Hall, Washington University

Building a 70" Telescope
Mike Clemen

Mike Clements has been interested in amateur astronomy and telescope making for forty years. His best known achievement is construction of a telescope 70 - inches (1.8 meters) in diameter and 35 feet long. That is the largest amateur telescope in the nation and the largest modern - day amateur telescope in the world which is why he is now known as "1.8 Meter Mike". Mr. Clements will talk about building large telescopes and about his plans to make an observatory sized instrument mobile. His future plans are to put the 1.8 meter telescope on a trailer and then transport it around the country for public viewing of celestial objects that only a very large telescope
can display in detail.


Meeting Agenda


Introduction of Officers and Visitors

Main Speaker:  Mike Clemens

Astro 101:

August Auction

Eyepiece kits for sale


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