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Telescope Making
Join the Sidewalk Astronomers and learn how to make your own Dobsonian telescope. (Material list available upon request) You can join us any time to start building your very own telescope and work at your own pace. The only charge is for materials.

Come out to one of our events to meet us or call Bob Albozian at (818) 841-0548 or Tom White at (818) 606-7745.

A couple of resources we like that tell you how to build a telescope are:
and
Don't worry if the instructions seem complicated or confusing. It'll be easier when we show you. We did it so it can't be that hard.

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Ann & Jacqueline grinding

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Tom ready to pour a lap

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Tim's pitch lap & mirror

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Testing Matt's new base should work ok =)

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Sean grinding

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Pouring a lap

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Tim's tailgate & tube

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Tim's polishing clean room